Strong Community, Safe Roads – TSR at Lexington Concordia Summit

(March 1, 2022) – Of all the components that go into community revitalization, road safety is the centerpiece. Access to daily necessities like food and healthcare is reliant on individuals being able to travel. Investments in road safety and design are increasingly benefiting from innovative data collection and analytic tools. In a first-of-its-kind near miss study conducted by Together for Safer Roads in Bellevue, WA, 360-degree, high-definition traffic cameras revealed important analytics about drivers, such as the fact that 50% of drivers drove 11 or more miles per hour over the speed limit. Data like this allows governments and companies to create safer road policy, and predict future transportation risks. This session will bring together smart city experts for an illuminating discussion on how cities can utilize near miss studies and data collection to create safer roads, and how public-private partnerships can be constructed at the city and state level across the U.S. to create safer communities.