PACE TULSA AGS Foundation has been concerned with pedestrian awareness
crosswalk education for over 4 years.
Pedestrian Awareness Crosswalk Education forums are a valuable online resource
to capture information directly from resident’s perceptions on 31st & S. Harvard to
41st & S. Yale. Open discussions and enhanced awareness in these area will make
a dramatic impact in the minds of Tulsan's that travel to this part of town and on the
business people that work in this area. Hopefully, 31st & S. Harvard to 41st
& S. Yale known as, Ranch Acres, will continue towards the path of growth it has
achieved because of these structural improvements to our streets, sidewalks, roads
and sanitation systems.
Some of our topics will include Safety Perceptions This study will include
evaluations in several areas related to traffic safety, including:
· Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
· Data/Traffic Records (Crash Statistics)
· Youth Driver Education
· Emergency Medical Services
· Impaired Driving Prevention
· Motorcycle Safety
· Occupant Protection and Child Passenger Safety
Working with City officials, planners, engineers, local business owners we
will be gaining more insight into the needs and viewpoints of pedestrians
in our community.
This study will be measuring high-impact travel, crime, lighting, ATS
systems, crosswalk culpability and feasible implementations structurally.
*Our study is an examination of the areas between 31st & Harvard and 41st &
Yale in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the summer months of 2017.*
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office in 2016, “The vast majority
of motor vehicle fatalities in Oklahoma are the result of driver behavior.
Impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and not wearing a seat
belt. These behaviors can be changed through awareness, education and
strict enforcement of traffic safety laws.”[i]
We will begin our intersection crosswalk awareness study today April 28,
2017 and continue for the next 6 months. Hopefully, in cooperation with
local businesses, organizations, and pedestrian safety advocates, we will
be able to update our listener's with the latest information and online
resources concerning urban and suburban adaptations within public safety
awareness intersection efforts locally. We will be designing specificity
surveys as they relate to the perceptions of participants willing to
volunteer input. Additionally, along with survey participants we will be
recommending improvements based on our findings. PACE TULSA AGS is already
Aware of the Following Recommendations based on The Bicycle and Pedestrian
Advisory Committees presentations to the Tulsa City Council December 20,
1. Improve Tulsa's status as a Bicycle Friendly and Walk Friendly
community designation by 2017.
2. Reduce preventable pedestrian and bicycle fatality rates by 50 percent
3. Triple Tulsa's bicycle commuting rate and achieve 3 percent walk
commuting rate by 2017.
4. Target 7 percent of the city's transportation capital funding for
bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
5. Educate the public, law enforcement and elementary school students on
bicycle and pedestrian laws and safety.
STREETS, INTERSECTIONS AND THOROUGHFARES INVOLVED IN THIS STUDY:
If anyone is interested in coming on-board, DO NO HESITATE...Give me a buzz
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your attention to these matters,
*"The opportunities of mercy that abounds us are created within the ‘spirit
of benevolence.’"-Terence Morris*
NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, 2017. HTTPS://NHTSA.GOV
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 2017. HTTPS://OKDHSLIVE.ORG