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10.15.19

Research on the project:

Question: How big of a problem is this really, in Fremont especially?

Answer: This is a very active in the Fremont area over 86 accidents in just 2016. I am including one article about a Fremont school, Cabrillo Elementary school, where a 5-year old is hit by a car. https://abc7news.com/news/exclusive-fremont-parents-concerned-over-dangerous-crosswalk/1836894/


Question: Has Fremont been doing anything about it?

Fremont has been putting more signals and lights to reduce these accidents. My analysis include following.

  • 86 accidents occured in 2015 before Fremont started putting crosswalk safety lights.

  • The project included adding more street lights and electronic crossing signals

  • These initiatives seems to be working as 2016-17 the accident reduced by 40%.

What I have learned is that the data provided shows that by adding more lights to direct attention to crossing signals it made crosswalk safer, hence fewer accidents. https://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=1816255&x=-122.000839&y=37.547698&z=3

https://abc7news.com/traffic/fremont-raises-awareness-around-rise-in-pedestrian-accidents/1169210/

https://fremont.gov/3094/Safer-Streets


This is a problem at a national scale:

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians die each year in crosswalks which has been climbing steadily for the last 25 years.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/28/589453431/pedestrian-fatalities-remain-at-25-year-high-for-second-year-in-a-row


This problem is California: These are some main statistics outlined in an article by California’s office of traffic safety.

  • 2016: 867 pedestrians were killed on California roadways, an almost 6 percent increase from 2015.

  • 2016: More than 14,000 pedestrians injured.

  • Pedestrian deaths rose 32.8 percent between 2012 and 2016.

  • Nearly 8,000 people died in pedestrian-related traffic incidents in California between 2006 and 2016.

  • California’s pedestrian fatality rate is almost 30 percent higher than the national average.

  • No state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California.

https://www.ots.ca.gov/media-and-research/campaigns/pedestrian-safety/


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