The City is preparing a Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) to establish a framework and process for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing roadway safety improvements throughout the City, which has been partially funded through a grant from Caltrans.
The LRSP will identify and analyze traffic safety performance, crash patterns and recommend strategic and proven solutions to improve safety performance at priority locations throughout the City. The Plan will include focus areas and identify high-priority locations based on crash history, stakeholder collaboration, and community feedback.
Community input is a critical part of the Local Roadway Safety Plan. See the feedback we received on our interactive map about the community's safety concerns and personal experiences walking, biking, driving, and taking transit in San Mateo.
The project team has completed an initial analysis of crash trends in the City and has compiled examples of improvements that can address these issues. Click the image below to check out that information on our StoryMap webpage.
For those unfamiliar, a StoryMap is an interactive web-based tool that includes a combination of narrative text, pictures, and graphics to communicate information in an engaging way.
Developing the Plan
The LRSP process will be community-driven and data-informed to establish a plan to improve roadway safety performance in the City. The LRSP will provide a framework for organizing stakeholders to identify, analyze, and prioritize traffic safety improvements on streets in the city based on crash patterns, trends, and crash risk analysis. The City aspires towards zero fatalities and severe injuries by employing a Safe System approach, focusing on safe vehicles, speeds, road users, road design, and post-crash care.
The LRSP will be prepared to comply with the State and Federal guidelines for eligibility to apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant funding for safety improvements. The Plan will be developed in collaboration with engineering, enforcement, education, equity, and emergency service strategies. View the Federal Highway Administration LRSP Video to learn about the Federal LRSP process and common steps!