Monday, April 30, 2012
Street Smart is a regional public safety campaign that has addressed the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety since 2002. According to Street Smart, the Washington region ranks 20th out of the 52 largest metropolitan areas in pedestrian deaths per capita. On average, more than 2,600 pedestrians and bicyclists are injured in the region every year and 89 are killed. Pedestrians and bicyclists account for 30 percent of the region’s traffic fatalities.
Street Smart urges pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to stay safe by following the law and sharing the road safely. The Street Smart program is coordinated by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) and is supported by federal funds made available through state governments, plus funding from some TPB member jurisdictions. Visit the Street Smart website
to learn more about the campaign.