City Spurred to Action Following Santa Monica Pedestrian Accidents

A series of summer Santa Monica pedestrian accidents have spurred the city into action. Though Santa Monica has seen a 3 percent drop in auto accidents, a cyclist and three pedestrians lost their lives over a period of 59 days this summer.

What the City Is Doing

City officials are engaging in a threefold approach to curb pedestrian accidents, including:

  • Allocating $350,000 to contract with Alta Planning + Design to develop a plan to review data and trends about Santa Monica accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Focusing on areas near future Expo stations and neighborhood commercial districts. They will look at areas with unlit crosswalks obstructed by medians.
  • Allocating $1 million in the 2012-2014 fiscal years for re-making and refurbishing crosswalks. The city will also promote its new website, “Watch the Road” signs will be placed on city busses and garbage trucks to draw attention to the website.

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Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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