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.