Building a Stronger Lancaster, Block by Block

Safe Streets

“When the city has these bike lanes, it’s for the little guy. Some people sometimes can’t afford a car or they enjoy the transportation of a bicycle and the city looks out for that. A city that pays attention to details like that says a lot, that it cares about its residents.”
Pedro Martinez
City Resident

Safe Streets

Lancaster has safe, walkable, and accessible streets for all. City streets foster connectedness with others and one’s own surroundings, promoting a sense of well-being that is the cornerstone of strong neighborhoods.

Strategic Goals – Safe Streets

Last Revised January 22, 2019

Use data-driven, proactive enforcement to improve pedestrian and traffic safety.

Success Indicators

  • Accidents at 20 targeted locations are reduced by 50%.
  • Targeted enforcement details are implemented quarterly.
  • City residents & business owners generate 50 contacts to legislators advocating for use of radar for speed enforcement.
  • Traffic Commission adopts a position on red light camera enforcement.

Launch a compelling and fun public education campaign that will engage the community to promote safety on streets and sidewalks.

Success Indicators

  • A unified safety message is produced and delivered in partnership with business, health care, education, and recreation stakeholders.
  • Reported pedestrian/bicycle and vehicle injuries in the City decline by 50%.

Design and implement a plan for Complete Streets throughout the City to increase safety and foster a greater sense of community.

Success Indicators

  • Increase of 25% in the number of miles of bike lanes.
  • Bike Share program modified and use increases by 50%.

Community Feedback

This strategic plan can’t work without input from people like you. You know your neighborhood, your street, and your needs better than anyone. We value your input as we work together to build a stronger Lancaster, block by block.