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13 - Safe travel on streets

Goal 2 - Desired Condition 13 - Travel on city streets is safe.

INDICATORS

Traffic Light Scorecard

"Travel on city streets is safe"

Our Conclusion:


PICTURE IS IMPROVING

Based on the Following criteria:



Local Trend is POSITIVE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is WORSE
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Albuquerque's local trends are positive. Albuquerque's rate of traffic collisions and injury crashes per 1,000 residents has dropped, with the injury rate at a 10-year low. The percentage of traffic collisions which involve alcohol in Albuquerque has dropped over the past five years. Albuquerque's rate of seat belt usage has increased and is currently at its highest level.

National Comparison NATIONAL/REGIONAL COMPARISON:

Compared to peer Southwest cities, Albuquerque has a high rate of fatal crashes and pedestrian fatalities. Albuquerque's rate of alcohol involved fatalities is the highest in the Southwest. Seat belt usage, which is available only at the state level and not the community level, is the sole positive comparison in that New Mexico is higher in observed seat belt usage than in any other contiguous Southwest state, except for Texas.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

Albuquerque citizens rated this Desired Community Condition as being very important. Citizens listed this condition as one in which progress has not been made; this condition has the fifth highest difference between the importance mean and the progress mean. Women and citizens with the greatest income ranked this condition as being more important than did others; the relationship between gender or income and importance was true to a statistically significant degree. Citizens were unified in their belief that inadequate progress has been made towards the achievement of this Desired Community Condition.

 

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