2020 City of St. Louis Crash Report
As we move into a new year, it’s vital to take a look back at the real impact of traffic violence in St. Louis City. This 2020 crash report, created by Trailnet, highlights areas of major concern for the safety of people walking and biking.
Overall 5,672 people were injured or killed in crashes in the city last year. Of those, 19 people were killed and 205 were injured while walking, and 51 people were injured while biking.
These crashes are not evenly distributed. Traffic violence follows many of the ongoing patterns of systemic racism and segregation with 74% of pedestrian deaths and 64% of fatal car crashes occurring on the north side. In St. Louis it is more dangerous to walk or drive in predominantly Black neighborhoods.
The speed and type of road plays a major role in these crashes. More than one-third all crashes affecting people on foot took place on only six streets, all of which have posted speeds above 30mph.
Along with examining the problem of traffic violence, the report lays out solutions. These solutions, when used by elected officials and governmental leaders, have the potential to save lives. Click the image to the right to see the full document.
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