Springfield crosswalk compliance rate up to 52% for the second quarter of 2022 (SPF Yields ped safety program MO Active Transportation Summit Keynote Aug 12th!)| www.ky3.com

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The City of Springfield conducted its annual crosswalk safety survey and found driver compliance is up to 52%, which is a 4-point increase from March of 2022.

Driver compliance is based on six sidewalk locations with similar traffic speeds and characteristics. Two locations are chosen as control groups.

The locations for this report include - crosswalks on Jefferson Avenue at Sunset Street, Campbell Avenue at Pershing Street, Bennett Street at Delaware Avenue, Grant Avenue north of Talmage Street, Bennett Street at Prince Lane (Pittman School) and Grant Avenue at Calhoun Street.

“We’re excited to see the yielding average slowly going back up,” said Traffic Safety Professional Mandy Buettgen-Quinn. “After reaching an all-time high of 63% last fall after completing our Yield Check crosswalk enforcement events with the Springfield Police Department, compliance dipped back down to 48%. It’s great to see that even without enforcement, our education and engineering efforts are continuing to make a difference in driver behavior.”

MoBikeFed comment: Note that Mandy Buettgen-Quinn is one of the keynote speakers at the Missouri Active Transportation Summit in Jefferson City August 12th, 2022.

The SPF Yields program has made a real difference in pedestrian safety in Springfield, and Buettgen-Quinn will outline many of the factors that have been effective in making street crossings safer in Springfield.

Register here: http://MoBikeFed.org/Summit

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