Pedestrian Safety Work Group (PSWG)
Purpose and Role
The Pedestrian Safety Work Group (PSWG) is a subcommittee of the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee (E&D TAC). The mission of the PSWG is to ensure safe and accessible pedestrian travel and access throughout the county for the benefit of all residents.
The PSWG has five members comprised of E&D TAC members interested in pedestrian issues.
Meetings and Agendas
Meetings are scheduled as needed. The PSWG typically meets every six to eight weeks at the RTC Offices. All are welcome to attend.
The PSWG has developed a variety of resources and materials to promote pedestrian safety and improvements, including:
- What Pedestrians and Motorists Want Each Other To Know – ENGLISH
- What Pedestrians and Motorists Want Each Other To Know – ENGLISH, TEXT READER-FRIENDLY
- Lo Que Los Peatones y Los Conductores Desean Que Se Sepa Mutuamente – SPANISH
- This new brochure includes safety tips intended to help both motorists and pedestrians understand each other’s expectations and offer helpful tips, especially involving pedestrians with disabilities. Print copies in English and Spanish to be distributed in the community. Contact the RTC for copies.
- Safe Paths of Travel final report (28MB pdf)for a 2009 Caltrans Environmental Justice grant including:
- Pedestrian Collision Maps 2005-2009
- Sidewalk Maintenance Report and Appendices – a report on improving the safety and accessibility of sidewalks in Santa Cruz County that identifies the respective jurisdiction and property owner responsibilities and practices for maintaining safe sidewalks
- Maintenance Standards for all 5 local jurisdictions
- Draft List of pedestrian deficiencies at Priority Origins and Destinations frequented by seniors and people with disabilities