Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP)

Project Description:

Did you know, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) crash statistics, at least 40% of all vehicle fatalities are on local roads! That is an alarming number, and surprisingly three-times higher than interstate systems. The Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) provides targeted solutions to address roadway safety needs within our community.

The City of Petaluma is developing a LRSP to establish the framework and process for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing roadway safety improvements on the City of Petaluma’s streets. This safety plan identifies the top systemic collision patterns throughout the City and top collision locations. This safety plan also provides the City a toolbox of proposed solutions to address those systemic collision patterns as well as proposed projects to reduce collision at the City’s top collision locations. This safety plan and report are prepared in compliance with the State and Federal guidelines for eligibility to apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program funding (HSIP) and provide the necessary data to support current and future applications for the recommended projects.

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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 2021.


The study and plan are funded through a grant. Once approved, the improvements would be eligible to be funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Grant Program.

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