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INJURY & DEATH DATA

WISQARS. The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It includes information about both fatal and non-fatal (emergency department visit) injuries.  Users can generate reports on injury/death rates or on leading causes of injury/death at the national and state level.  County or other local level information is not provided. 

CDC Wonder. CDC Wonder is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC Wonder systemís underlying cause of death database allows users to obtain information on deaths and death rates at the national, state, or county level.  To access information on pedestrian and bicyclist deaths, users must enter the appropriate ICD 10 codes from the drop down box in step 6, since using the injury intent/mechanism categories provided groups all motor vehicle traffic deaths (pedestrian/bicyclist/occupant/other).  ICD 10 codes for Pedal cyclists involved in motor vehicle traffic collisions: V12-V14 (.3-.9) V19 (.4-.6); ICD 10 codes Pedestrians involved in motor vehicle collisions: V02-V04 (.1,.9), V09.2

COLLISION DATA

FARS. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. FARS includes information about all collisions in the US that resulted in at least one fatality. Interested users can either run queries online, or download the raw data to analyze on their own. FARS includes information on the exact location of each collision, so data can be extracted at the state, county, or local level. 

State Data Information Resources (NHTSA). This website is maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  It provides links to resources for crash data for each state. 

State Data Improvement Projects Clearinghouse (NHTSA).  The clearinghouse is maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and includes information on projects to improve traffic safety data systems at the state and national level.  Users can search by state, performance area, system, and keywords.

MEASURES OF WALKING & BIKING

US Census. The American Community Survey maintained by the US Census includes several questions that can be used to measure level of biking and walking in a community.  Questions include information on commute to work and the number of cars available to a household.  Data are available at the national, state, county, and local level, although data for multiple years may have to be used for smaller communities. 

Walk Score.  Walk Score combines a measure of the walking distance to nearby amenities (and accounts for a variety of different types of amenities) along with a measure of how easy it is to walk (distance between intersections, etc.).  The walk score is a measure between 1 (hard to walk) and 100 (can easily walk to a variety of locations), and can be found for local neighborhoods.

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) is run by the US Department of Transportation.  The survey is administered every few years, with data from the three most recent surveys (1995, 2001, and 2009) available for online analysis. Generally, survey data are not available for counties or local areas; however, some states or other organizations paid for additional samples which allow data to be provided at a more local level. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & FUNDING SOURCES

LACDPH PLACE Program Built Environment Resource Directory. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, PLACE (Policies for Livable, Active, Communities and Environments) program is dedicated to fostering policy change that supports the development of healthy, safe and active environment for all Los Angeles County residents. Click on the link above to access their built environment resource directory.

Safe Routes to School (SR2S). The Safe Routes to Schools Program is a Federal-Aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Program provides funds to the States to substantially improve the ability of primary and middle school students to walk and bicycle to school safely. Each State administers its own program and develops its own procedures to solicit and select projects for funding. The program establishes two distinct types of funding opportunities: infrastructure projects (engineering improvements) and non-infrastructure related activities (such as education, enforcement and encouragement programs).

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is an organization representing the offices from each state that are responsible for implementing traffic safety programs.  This website includes information on state laws and traffic safety funding, as well as links to each stateís traffic safety office. 

CDC SafeUSA Walking Safely The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website includes pedestrian safety fact sheets and publications.

Walk To School DayEach year in the month of October, schools throughout the United States participate in the International Walk Your Child To School Day.

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