Officer Green provided statistics based on pedestrian related accident crashes for the Mason District area. In 2011, there was 27. In 2012, there was 44 with a 62% change, and in 2013 there was 22 with a -50% change. Officer Green mentioned that they have 4 related pedestrian related accident crashes so far for 2014.
Problems areas for the pedestrians include:
• RT 236/ Backlick Road
• RT 236 /Beauregard
• RT 244/ Lacy Blvd
• RT 7/RT 50 over-pass
Most pedestrians are at risk during nighttime, when wearing dark clothing, jaywalking, intoxicated, or have a physical handicap. The overall goal for this forum was to think pedestrian safety and how that safety can be improved within the Mason District area.
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