Street Safety

What is the indicator?

An orange sign reading "Detour Ahead," and part of a street and a construction zone beyond the sign.The street safety indicator measures the number of traffic crash incidents, crash fatalities by type (e.g., all crashes, crashes involving a bicyclist, crashes involving a pedestrian), and number of crashes involving a bicycle or pedestrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

 

Traffic Safety

 Champaign-Urbana        
All CrashesBike CrashesPedestrian Crashes
CrashesInjuriesFatalitiesCrashesInjuriesFatalitiesCrashesInjuriesFatalities
19983,0821,05153824
19993,0671,02613828
20002,83985643128
20012,79977524021
20023,00382054429
20033,11483534938030291
20043,35491785354051532
20053,29587255858051473
20062,96281266363050491
20073,05476375354044433
20082,88269885447037360
20092,25370546058146422
20102,16362455248039343
20112,03361365046152492
20122,06259233332143411
20132,01659655046045441

 

The total number of crash incidents in Champaign-Urbana is at its lowest point since 1998; there were over 1,000 fewer incidents in 2013 than in 1998. However, the number of crashes involving bicycles and the number of crashes involving pedestrians were both higher in 2013 than in 1998, though both have seen periods of decrease as well as increase in the measured timeframe. Crash fatalities for all crashes, bicycle crashes, and pedestrian crashes have fluctuated over the course of their measured time period (2003-2013).

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

Street safety is an important part of community safety, especially as interest in and use of alternative means of transportation increase.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

This data was sourced from the Traffic Crash Facts for Champaign-Urbana: Selected Crash Intersection Locations report, prepared and released by the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS).

 

Sources: Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2015). Traffic Crash Facts for Champaign-Urbana: Selected Crash Intersection Locations (SCIL) 2009-2013. CUUATS.; Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2014). Traffic Crash Facts for Champaign-Urbana: Selected Crash Intersection Locations (SCIL) 2007-2011. CUUATS.; Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2011). Traffic Crash Facts for Champaign-Urbana: Selected Crash Intersection Locations (SCIL) 2005-2009. CUUATS.; Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2009). Traffic Crash Facts for Champaign-Urbana: Selected Crash Intersection Locations (SCIL) 2003-2007. CUUATS.; Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2008). Traffic Crash Facts for Champaign-Urbana: Selected Crash Intersection Locations (SCIL) 2001-2005. CUUATS.; Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2003). Selected Intersection Crash Analysis for 2003. Draft Final Report. CUUATS.; Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. (2004). Selected Crash Intersection Locations (SCIL) 1998-2002. CUUATS.