The City of Napa has developed a draft Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) and presented it to the City Council for feedback and comments on August 2. With this document, the City aims to identify and address local safety needs for all roadway users in Napa. City staff will incorporate the feedback received from the City Council and bring the plan back for adoption in late August or early September.
“We are excited to share this draft of our Local Roadway Safety Plan with the City Council and with our residents,” said City Manager Steve Potter. “This plan is the result of significant research and collaboration, leveraging data to address unique needs within our community. With it, we continue to work towards an even safer city for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.”
Traffic safety is a top priority for City leaders, and the LRSP establishes a framework for identifying and prioritizing strategic roadway safety enhancements in Napa. Suggested improvements focus on both pedestrian and vehicular safety measures, addressing existing concerns at signalized and unsignalized intersections, high-risk roadway segments, and more.
In addition to engineering strategies, the LRSP recommends strategic action through community education, targeted enforcement, and enhanced Emergency Medical Services. By implementing this multi-pronged approach, the City will be able to amplify its engagement and impact.
As Napa’s Public Works department continues to enhance roadway safety through strategic projects and initiatives, the community is encouraged to partner with them. Everyone plays a role in road safety, and there are a number of ways the Napa community can work together to achieve this.
Drivers should be especially diligent when driving in hard-to-see conditions, making sure to stop well behind crosswalks, and always follow the speed limit – particularly in school zones and neighborhoods. Being aware of pedestrians and bicyclists will help to promote the safety of all who travel our streets, sidewalks and bike lanes. Pedestrians and bicyclists should look both ways and exercise particular caution in areas that feature heavy traffic. Furthermore, eliminating the big threats, like distracted driving or driving under the influence, can save lives.
To learn more about Napa’s approach to roadway safety, visit www.cityofnapa.org/RoadwaySafetyPlan.