Safe Streets Long Beach Action Plan
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The Safe Streets Long Beach initiative aims to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2026. The Safe Streets Long Beach Action Plan, which was adopted in July 2020, sets Long Beach on a clear path to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries Citywide. The plan uses data analysis, community input, and best practice research to identify programs and policies that can make our streets safer for everyone.
The Safe Streets LB Action Plan will propose a series of Keystone Actions to move Long Beach towards zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. These actions are a first step toward making our streets safer for everyone.
- Keystone Action #1: Dedicate Resources to Vision Zero
- Keystone Action #2: Lower Vehicle Speeds
- Keystone Action #3: Implement Best Practice Street Design
- Keystone Action #4: Expand Multimodal Safety Education Campaign
- Keystone Action #5: Collect Better Data to Make Better Decisions
- Keystone Action #6: Prioritize Road Safety Investments through an Equity Lens
- Keystone Action #7: Examine City Processes and Forge Partnerships at the Local, Regional and State Level to Support Safe Streets Implementation
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Our data shows that collisions are most frequently caused by motorists and motorcyclists that drive “too fast for conditions.” Because higher speeds increase both the risk of a collision and the likelihood of serious injury or death, reducing the speed at which motorists travel is essential to creating safer streets. The human body cannot withstand high speed collisions with vehicles and chances of dying from impact by a vehicle greatly increases as vehicle speed increases. Proven methods to reduce speeding include narrowing or repurposing vehicle lanes and increasing enforcement.
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