PRESS RELEASE — Residents asked to identify unsafe roads for driving, walking, biking

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Lake Havasu, Ariz. – Transportation officials are asking Lake Havasu area residents to attend a public meeting and take an online survey to identify locations where they feel unsafe driving, walking and biking, as well as the risky behaviors they see most often by others.

A public meeting to seek the community’s input will be held Thursday, Oct. 8 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Lake Havasu City Police Facility, 2360 McCulloch Blvd., North. An online safety survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Havasu_Safety

The results will be used to determine future safety improvement projects as part of a transportation safety plan for the Lake Havasu region.

The transportation safety plan is being conducted by the Lake Havasu Metropolitan Planning Organization (LHMPO), which is responsible for transportation policy and planning for the region. The goal of the safety plan is to reduce serious crashes and fatalities for all modes of travel within the Lake Havasu region, which stretches from Horizon 6 to Crystal Beach. Since 2005, there have been 6,275 crashes reported in the region. Of those, 30 resulted in fatalities and 694 – about 11 percent – caused serious injury. Approximately 30 percent of fatalities involved pedestrians – twice the state average.

“The community travels every mile of our roadways daily and knows where the problems are,” said Jean Knight, project manager for LHMPO. “We encourage everyone who wants safer roads to attend the meeting or provide their thoughts through our online survey.”

For questions about the study, contact Jean Knight at (928) 453-2824 or KnightJ@lhcaz.gov. For meeting materials in an alternate format or sign language interpretation at the meeting please contact Ashley Dunn at adunn@gciaz.com or (623) 362-1597 x 101 by Oct. 1.