LSA launches streetcar crash reporting tool
Living Streets Alliance launched a tool for cyclists to report crashes caused by the streetcar tracks.
The goal is to record data about where crashes are happening most frequently and use that information to improve the system.
Here’s what LSA said about the project:
We’re super excited for Tucson’s future Modern Streetcar. It will be a great way to introduce people to mass transit and to connect multiple forms of alternative transportation in the downtown/University area. That said, streetcar tracks and bicycle tires don’t always get along! It’s really easy for bicycles to get caught in the tracks if they don’t cross at the right angle. These types of accidents happen all the time even now, but they rarely get reported unless there’s a serious injury. We’re hoping to provide people with a place to report their bicycle/streetcar accidents so that we can offer recommendations for how to prevent them in the future.
The form asks for specific details about the crash, including: location, types and severity of injuries and much more. Check it out here.