Map Monday: Saint Paul Pedestrian Crashes

In honor of Saint Paul’s “pedestrian safety week,” here’s a map showing all the (reported) “pedestrian crashes” in the city for the past 10 years. This is from the city’s just released “pedestrian assessment report“:


Here’s what the report says about this map:

Figure 4: Pedestrian Crashes in Saint Paul, 2005-2014 – The majority of pedestrian crashes in Saint Paul occurred on arterial and collector streets. This is likely due to the fact that vehicle traffic along these streets is higher, while vehicles are also traveling more quickly. In particular, A Minor roads experienced a high number of pedestrian crashes specifically along Snelling Avenue, University Avenue, and Arcade Street. There were relatively few pedestrian crashes on residential streets.

Pedestrian crashes is a strange term. Really it means when a car crashes into someone walking around.


Bonus map: not sure what the difference is, except road type isn’t shown.


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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.