City of Chicago - 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis
The Chicago Department of Transportation released a thorough analysis of pedestrian crashes in Chicago from 2005-2009.
• Overall, pedestrian crashes in Chicago have been trending downward since 2001.
• There were 34 pedestrian fatalities in 2009 - a 16 year low. The goal for Chicago is zero pedestrian fatalities.
• 15-18-year-old pedestrians are struck by vehicles at a higher rate than any other age group.
• Crashes occur most often between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., coinciding with school dismissal times.
• Nearly half of pedestrian crashes occur on arterials that tend to carry faster traffic.
• More than half of the crashes at signalized intersections involve a turning vehicle.
The entire study is available here.
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Chicago Pedestrian Plan
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council (MPAC), collaborated together to create the Chicago Pedestrian Plan. The Pedestrian Plan identifies new opportunities and ongoing initiatives that will strengthen Chicago’s already robust pedestrian environment.