When we launched our Safer Washington Avenue campaign last week, we reported on crash data from 2010-2012, which was 900 reportable and non-reportable crashes. Since then, we’ve put out requests for updated information, which we just received.
PennDOT reported 212 reportable crashes between 2010-2014, in which four people died and 234 were injured. The Police Department, which tracks “non-reportable” crashes, reported to us directly that between 2010-2014, there were 1,425 non-reportable crashes along the corridor. In total, Washington Avenue had 1,637 crashes over a five year period (2010-2014), which averages out to 327 crashes per year along the 2.9 mile corridor.
Making Washington Avenue safer NOW is an imperative and the current status quo is not acceptable. If you haven’t already done so, please send an email to District Council members Johnson and Squilla asking them to use their influence to reconfigure Washington Avenue to make it safer NOW.