Local Road Safety

Project Description:

Keeping Our Roads Safe

Did you know, according to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) crash statistics, at least 40% of all vehicle fatalities are on local roads? 

Keeping our roads safe for all who use them is a high priority for the City of Petaluma. We employ a broad range of strategies in order to ensure road safety. Some of these include:

  • Studying collision reports and statistics
  • Monitoring pavement conditions
  • Collaborating with outside agencies like the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) 
  • Working with our community to understand areas of concern

We are putting together a Local Road Safety Plan and an Active Transportation Plan and we need to hear from you!

Please CLICK HERE to review our local road safety plan draft and let us know what you think.

The current draft of the Local Road Safety Plan will be presented to City Council for review August 1, 2022.

Project Updates

On June 7, 2022 we held a community workshop during which we reviewed the Local Road Safety Plan process and took feedback from the community regarding their experience of roads in Petaluma. CLICK HERE to view a recording of the meeting.

Project Location

The Local Road Safety Plan encompasses the whole City of Petaluma.

Traffic Impacts & Benefits

The Local Road Safety Plan studies high collision locations and provides suggested improvements to reduce the number of traffic collisions.

Timeline/Project Status

Will be completed by the end of 2022.


The study and plan are funded through a grant. Once approved by Council, the Plan’s recommendations for safety improvements would be eligible to be funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Grant Program.

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