Pensacola Launches Active Transportation Plan

Pensacola, Florida, one of the least safe localities for pedestrians in a state full of them, is seeking public feedback for a new Active Transportation Plan.

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October 18, 2022, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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The city of Pensacola recently released an online feedback portal to collect ideas from the public for a new Active Transportation Plan. The online survey system allows the public to draw routes, drop pins, and a fill out a form for additional feedback. The city is also hosting two "mobility fairs" this week.

According to an article for WUWF by Jennie McKeon, the city has a lot of work to do to improve active transportation options in Pensacola. 

"According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 152 total pedestrian crashes and 24 total pedestrian fatalities in Escambia County in 2021," writes McKeon. "Throughout the entire state, there were 834 total pedestrian fatalities in the state in 2021. Escambia is in the top 25 counties in the state for pedestrian incident [sic], according to Florida Department of Transportation."

Pensacola will begin drafting the plan this winter, with a goal for plan adoption in the summer of 2023.

 

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