Safe Streets and Roads for All Safety Action Plan
Ensuring safe, accessible, and desirable transportation in Central Indiana is central to the IMPO's mission. Over the past few years the IMPO Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) has seen significant rises in fatal and incapacitating car crashes, a trend which, without intervention, is unlikely to reverse itself. In May 2022 the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published a notice of funding opportunity for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Discretionary Grant. This program provides funding for both planning and implementation of infrastructure and initiatives designed to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets. Building on its previous work on safety the IMPO pursued a Safety Action Plan that would meet the required program criteria and enable members to pursue implementation grants in 2022.
The 2022 Safe Streets and Roads for All Safety Action Plan (or Safety Action Plan for short) was adopted by the IMPO Policy Committee August 17, 2022 and consists of several components: goal setting, safety analysis, public engagement, equity analysis, policy and process proposals, and progress reporting. Additionally, as part of this planning effort the IMPO adopted an updated Vision Zero statement which set a goal of reducing fatal and serious crashes by 35% by 2040. This Safety Action Plan represents the beginning of a more concentrated effort to improve safety in the Central Indiana MPA, and provides a foundation for the IMPO to pursue supplemental planning work on this topic. The plan will be updated annually throughout the life of the 5-year federal program to better understand the issues facing our region.
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In order to provide additional information and resources to our LPAs, the Safety Action Plan will undergo regular updates over the next few years. These updates will be informed by both public comment and items brought forward by our members. 2023 updates to the Safety Action Plan include:
- More information on design suggestions for improving safety.
- Actively addressing the benefits of multimodal improvements in the narrative.
- Additional data provided to inform the systemic safety analysis, such as functional class, number of lanes, and speed limits.
- An analysis of crashes on the High Injury Network.
- Review additional resources that contributed to the plan:
The fifth event in the 2023 IMPO Speaker Series focused on transportation safety and featured Jessie Singer, author of "There Are No Accidents."
- May 2022 Safe Roads and Streets for All (SS4A) NOFO Released
- June 2022 Consultant Selection
- June 2022 Public Outreach Process
- July 2022 Plan development
- August 2022 Public comment period
- August 2022 Plan Adoption
- September 2022 Members submit for federal SS4A construction grants
- 2023 Develop 2023 Safety Action Plan
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