PEDESTRIAN SAFETY GRANT RECEIVED FROM STATE
Calif.—Pasadena’s efforts to help make school zones safer for pedestrians
received a financial boost thanks to a $145,000 grant from the California
Office of Traffic Safety to the City’s Department of Transportation for its
Safer Streets Pasadena–School Area Safety Program.
“Safer Streets” program is part of Pasadena’s focus on pedestrian safety and
includes classroom outreach to local 3rd grade students. In addition, this program will update the
Suggested Routes to School Maps for the 18 elementary and middle schools in
Pasadena. Students will receive a survey
in Spring 2017 to complete with their parents/guardians that will provide the
City with important data to update the maps.
past 10 years, Pasadena recorded 55 deaths stemming from traffic collisions,
including 14 pedestrian fatalities, 27 percent of the total deaths. This grant-funded project is one part of a
comprehensive work program by the City’s Transportation, Public Works, Public
Health and Police departments to address these collision statistics through
engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement and evaluation of pedestrian
safety in Pasadena.
for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 28, 2016, #065-16
MEDIA CONTACTS: William
H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626)