Philadelphia Crash Analysis Standards and Recommendations

Philadelphia Crash Analysis Standards and Recommendations

Product No.: 17068
Date Published: 01/2018

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The City of Philadelphia engaged the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to investigate ways to evolve the analysis and management of crash data by City departments. DVRPC found that City agencies currently use three distinct databases of crash data: an Access database of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) crash data, a geodatabase populated with the same PennDOT data, and a separate geodatabase populated with police crash data obtained directly from the Philadelphia Police Department and maintained by the Philadelphia Streets Department. Based on interviews with eight cities’ and countries’ transportation agencies, DVRPC made recommendations for using crash data to develop a High Injury Network to inform the City’s Vision Zero plan and for adapting the City’s crash data management and analysis to be in line with three primary goals: centralization, standardization, and ease of use.

Geographic Area Covered: City of Philadelphia

Key Words: Crash data, Philadelphia, database, High Injury Network, Vision Zero, process, data management, crash analysis, safety

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