Safety and Security
Central Lane MPO is committed to improving transportation safety and security throughout the region by providing safe streets for people to walk, bike, access transit and drive. Improved safety and security can be achieved in many ways; by supporting public education, providing response and incident management, monitoring high-risk environments, and engineering the roadway to reduce modal conflicts between users.
Regional Safety and Security Planning Underway Now
Central Lane MPO and Lane County formed a partnership to develop a Transportation Safety Action Plan in cooperation with ODOT and other regional partners. The Transportation Safety Action Plan will be the result of a data-driven planning process and will establish a direction for policy development in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
Work on the Lane Regional Transportation Safety and Security Plan is underway and updated information is now available.
Federal and State Requirements
The current federal transportation legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) solidifies the need for states and MPOs to include safety, as well as, security in transportation planning efforts and explicitly details the need for performance monitoring.
MAP-21 stipulates the following requirements for MPOs:
- Implement a performance-based approach for decision-making that supports state and national efforts;
- Coordinate with Oregon Department of Transportation on setting targets and establishing performance measures consistent with those targets;
- Link the projects identified in the Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs to performance targets.
Oregon has long been a leader in transportation safety through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transportation Safety Division. ODOT has developed a statewide Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP). The Oregon (TSAP) establishes a set of actions that Oregonians have identified as steps to a safer travel environment. The document also serves as the State of Oregon’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a document required by federal law.
Traffic Safety Resources
Prevent Crashes: Eugene Police Department Public Service Announcement
Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School
Traffic Safety Devices: City of Eugene
Neighborhood Traffic Safety: City of Springfield
Oregon Department of Transportation: Transportation Safety Programs
Safe Kids Oregon
Trauma Nurses Talk Tough