In 2018, the Solano Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program received a Pedestrian Safety Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to hold workshops in cities across Solano County to work to address the high rate of pedestrian vs. vehicle collisions especially pertaining to youth.
On February 6, 2019 the SR2S Program in partnership with OTS, Solano County Public Health, and the City of Fairfield hosted a Countywide Pedestrian Safety Symposium. Participants listened to a personal story of the loss of a loved one while riding his bicycle, a presentation of the data for pedestrian vs. vehicle collisions and how it coincides with public health data of low income areas, locations with high rates of diabetes, and health inequities. You can see the entire presentation here.
Additional meetings/workshops will be held in cities across the county to share the collision data in areas around schools and discuss current and future safety programs, campaigns and projects. Contact us to get involved in a workshop in your city.