Monday, April 20, 2015

Update on Lee County bike/ped injuries and fatalities in 2015 to date

At the April 17th Lee MPO Board meeting, Don Scott, the MPO staff director, gave his periodic report on the status of bike/ped injuries and fatalities in 2015 to date.  This periodic report is part of the MPO Board's efforts to track implementation of the MPO's Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan adopted in September 2013.

Below are the updated trend graphs that Don Scott shared with the Board.  This data shows that for the first 3 1/2 months of 2015 (through April 13th), we've had 69 pedestrian injuries and 6 fatalities; and 69 bicycle injuries and 1 fatality.  With 8 1/2 months remaining in 2015, it's too early to predict whether the annual trends are going up or down; but any way you look at it, having 7 fatalities and 138 injuries so far this year is not welcome news.

 Report by Darla Letourneau

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