Safety is a regional transportation plan goal and policy because it is critical that everyone feel comfortable traveling at Lake Tahoe, whether they are walking, taking the bus, riding a bike or driving a car. Safety is not only an important goal for Tahoe, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently established five safety performance measures. FHWA Safety (PM 1) Final Rule, effective April 14, 2016, supported the data-driven performance focus of the Highway Safety Improvement Program and established performance measures for which states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations must develop targets.

Program Overview
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Safety performance measures help to assess fatalities and serious injury on all public roads regardless of ownership or functional classification. These measures are required to be incorporated into the regional transportation plan and state’s Highway Safety Improvement Programs. To support meeting these targets, a Lake Tahoe Region Safety Plan is underdevelopment which outlines crash trends, risk factors, gaps in data, and recommends strategies and designs to improve safety for all roadway users. Crash data is provided by the state of California and Nevada and consolidated by TRPA.

To download crash data please visit Tahoe Open Data.

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2015 Tahoe City Road Safety Audit
10/26/2018
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This roadway was selected because of the high pedestrian and bicycle traffic volume and numerous crosswalk locations along SR 28. Tahoe City is the center of forthcoming transportation mobility and safety improvement projects, namely the CA FLAP SR 89(1) Truckee River Bridge project and the Placer County’s TRPA funded On Our Way grant for the Tahoe City Mobility Plan.

2016 Meyers Road Safety Audit
10/26/2018
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An RSA was conducted along a 1.3 mile stretch of US 50 near Meyers, CA. US 50 was selected because its function is multi-faceted (state highway and “main street”), and must be flexible enough to adjust based on season (including major snow events), day of the week, and time of day. As one of only two entrances to the Region from the western part of California, Meyers experiences intense traffic peaks during holidays, and seasonal weekend tourism.

2017 U.S. Highway 50 Stateline to SR 28 Road Safety Assessment
10/26/2018
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Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Safety Engineering authorized a Complete Streets focused Road Safety Assessment (RSA) to be conducted on US 50, between Stateline NV and the intersection of SR 28. This involved reviewing existing conditions and data and performing a field review.

2018 U.S. 50 South Lake Tahoe Road Safety Audit
10/26/2018
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U.S. Highway 50 runs directly through the City of South Lake Tahoe, where it functions as both a state highway serving traffic from Nevada and California as well as the city’s main street. This important roadway serves residents, visitors, and commuters by connecting State Route 89 from the West Shore to the California and Nevada state line.

Safety Performance Measure Overview
10/29/2018
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The safety performance measures help to assess fatalities and serious injury on all public roads regardless of ownership or functional classification. These measures are required to be incorporated into the Regional Transportation Plan and state’s Highway Safety Improvement Programs.

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