Research shows that while U.S. roads are becoming safer for drivers, they’re getting more dangerous for pedestrians. The statistics indicate most fatalities occur in urban areas and particularly at intersections, with a significant increase at night.
Research suggests that a lack of appropriate lighting at crosswalks and intersections is one of the primary factors that leads to incidents between pedestrians/cyclists and motorists. This report was created to highlight the issues surrounding road safety, specifically pedestrian and cyclist safety at crosswalks, and to examine potential lighting solutions to this problem.
Typically, crashes involve some combination of driver behavior, an unexpected event, or an existing unsafe condition (within which we may categorize lighting). This report explores crashes and near-crashes, and considers what lighting can do to help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike.
Philips Lighting is teaming with the Vision Zero Network to highlight the connection between quality lighting and pedestrian safety in cities. We hope you’ll join us for a free one-hour webinar on April 26th (10amPST/1pmEST). The session will focus on practical, real-world solutions that leverage connected LED lighting to improve public safety on roadways and in intersections to advance your Vision Zero goals.
About Vision Zero and Vision Zero Network
The Vision Zero Network is committed to helping communities reach their goal of Vision Zero — eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries — while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities.
The Vision Zero Network is a collaborative campaign aimed at building the momentum and advancing this game-changing shift toward safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Focusing initially on leading-edge cities demonstrating commitment and potential, the Network will bring together local leaders in health, traffic engineering, police enforcement, policy and advocacy to develop and share winning strategies and to support strong, distributed leadership for policies and practices that make Vision Zero a reality.
Thursday April 26, 10am PST/1am EST