CDOT Releases 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis
As a part of a federally funded initiative to improve pedestrian safety within Chicago, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed a comprehensive analysis of pedestrian crashes within the city.
The study, which examined pedestrian crashes from 2005-2009, shows that Chicago has seen an 8 percent drop since 2005, and a 22 percent drop since 2011. And among large U.S. cities, Chicago has the fifth-lowest pedestrian fatality rate.
However, Chicago still sees, on average, about 3,000 pedestrian crashes a year—a number that CDOT is committed to lowering through a series of engineering, education and enforcement efforts, some of which are already under way.
This study will be used as to inform the development of the Chicago Pedestrian Plan, new engineering treatments throughout the city, and our ongoing pedestrian safety education efforts.
CDOT is committed to making Chicago the most pedestrian-friendly city in the country and recognizes that safe streets are an essential first step.