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Safe Streets and Roads for All Comprehensive Safety Action Plan

Safe System ApproachThe Town is creating a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Comprehensive Safety Action Plan made possible by the United States Department of Transportation SS4A Grant Program. The SS4A Plan will identify existing conditions and historical trends to provide a current reference of transportation network safety. This will involve analyzing crash locations and severity, as well as identifying contributing factors and crash types for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. This guiding document will recommend a comprehensive set of projects and strategies that include policies, guidelines, and standards. 




The SS4A Comprehensive Safety Action Plan is guided by using the Safe System Approach:

Planning Structure
  • A Safe System Approach prioritizes the elimination of crashes that result in death and serious injuries. People will inevitably make mistakes and decisions that can contribute to crashes, but the transportation system can be designed and operated to accommodate certain types and levels of human mistakes.
  • Human bodies have physical limits for tolerating crash forces before death or serious injury occurs, making it critical to design and operate a transportation system that is human-centric and accommodates physical human vulnerabilities.
  • All stakeholders are vital to preventing fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways.
  • Proactive tools should be used to identify and address safety issues in the transportation system, rather than waiting for crashes to occur and reacting afterwards.
  • Reducing risks requires that all parts of the transportation system be strengthened, so that if one part fails, the other parts still protect people.
Thursday, June 20, 2024