CINCINNATI -- The city furthered its efforts toward pedestrian safety improvements Wednesday with the launch of a city-wide online survey that allows residents to pinpoint on a map a problem area for walkers and bicyclists.
"As a crowd-sourcing tool, the Pedestrian Safety Survey will help us gauge the magnitude of a specific concern," Michael Moore, the director of the city's Department of Transportation and Engineering, said in a news release.
"We will use the feedback to prioritize safety improvements in our neighborhoods," he said.
The survey will gather information from residents until April 30, 2018. Users can report issues like:
walk signal is too short
long wait for a walk signal
vehicles running stops
parking too close to an intersection
vehicles not yielding at crosswalks
lack of visibility
no bike facilities
parking on the sidewalk
accessibility issue, among others
As WCPO previously reported, the survey was piloted last August in Northside, arguably the neighborhood hit hardest with pedestrian safety issues over the last several years. Hamilton Avenue has seen multiple high-profile incidents -- some fatal -- involving pedestrians being struck in and outside crosswalks.
"During the course of the campaign, we knocked on some 25,000 doors, perhaps more, and it was in the top of everyone's list of priorities," Landsman said.
The survey is one element of City Council's commitment last year to sweeping pedestrian safety improvements throughout the city. Council approved last June $500,000 in capital investment toward those efforts.
Pat LaFleur reports on transportation and mobility for WCPO. Connect with him on Twitter (@pat_laFleur) and on Facebook.