Data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that crashes and fatalities among all road users have declined slightly since 2021; however, among vulnerable road users (cyclists and pedestrians) this same data concludes that crashes and fatalities continued to increase. In Fairfax County specifically, 32 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2022. This represents the most fatalities recorded in more than 20 years.
To address this growing public health crisis, it is vital that we pursue safer street designs and explore new smart infrastructure technologies that result in safer travel corridors for all active transportation participants.
Come join us as we discuss the search for innovative solutions to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in our increasingly multimodal transportation landscape.