Since June 2009, The Aurora Traffic Safety Project has been working to reduce collisions on Aurora Avenue North. Comparing the time between now and then to the time between April 2005 and March 2008, collisions have been significantly reduced Here are the details:
- Total collisions on Aurora have decreased 21 percent
- Serious and fatal collisions on Aurora have decreased 22 percent
- Injury collisions on Aurora have decreased 23 percent
Street improvements such as new sidewalks, curb ramps and new crosswalks as well an increased police presence and driver awareness have all been credited with helping.
See all the details on the project over at SDOT’s blog.