Traffic Safety Banners Are Posted
In response to a high rate of pedestrian related accidents, the City of Long Beach received grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety aimed at preventing traffic collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
The City of Long Beach was compared with thirteen cities of like-populations. In this grouping, the Long Beach ranked the fourth highest in pedestrian related accidents, and the highest involving pedestrians under 15 years of age. In addition, the City was ranked the second highest in accidents involving bicyclists and the highest involving bicyclist under 15 years-old.
Part of the two-year program is designed at raising the awareness level of the public with the placement of traffic safety banners. Combining education through enforcement, along with the feedback signs and the safety banners, the City hopes to reach the grantís goal of reducing both pedestrian and bicyclist involved collisions.