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"There is great potential to increase the numbers of bicycle commuters in the U.S. which would help reduce the number of trips made by automobiles. Forty percent of all trips in the U.S. are made within two miles of the home and 50% of the working population commutes five miles or less to work."
--(1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey) bikeleague.org 

DATA & REPORTS

Each year, the CTSC gathers a variety of bike and pedestrian data to guide and inform our programs. Annual Bike Observation Surveys and Pedestrian Observation Surveys help us to identify behavior trends among cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike. Focus groups give us an opportunity to hear directly from diverse demographic groups about thier transportation experiences in Santa Cruz County.

CTSC staff also access county injury and fatality data collected by the California Office of Traffic Safety to create annual State of the County reports. Data includes the location of bike and pedestrian injury collisions, the ages of those involved, who was at fault, and top collision factors.


Bicycle Safety Focus Groups

Bicyclist Statistics

Bicyclists Injured and Killed in Santa Cruz County 2008 - 2013
 
Jurisdiction
  Bicyclists Injured (Killed)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Capitola
8
4
9
9
8
8
Santa Cruz
91 (2)
68
57
70 (1)
91 (1)
112
Scotts Valley
4
8
1
2
4
3
Watsonville
16
18 (1)
11
17
23
11 (1)
Unincorporated
70
76 (2)
69
70
90
59 (2)
UC Santa Cruz n/a 12 11 1 3 4
S. C. County Total
189 (2)
186 (3)
158 (0)
169 (1)
219 (1)
197 (3)

 


 

Pedestrian Statistics

Pedestrians Injured and Killed in Santa Cruz County 2008 - 2013
 
Jurisdiction
Pedestrians Injured (Killed)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Capitola
2
3
4 (1)
4
5
6
Santa Cruz
30
28 (3)
26
31
21
29
Scotts Valley
1
6
1
1
0
5
Watsonville
29 (1)
28 (1)
28 (1)
28
24 (1)
29
Unincorporated
19 (2)
34
20 (1)
24 (2)
38 (1)
28 (2)
UC Santa Cruz n/a n/a 1 3 1 1
S. C. County Total
81 (3)
99 (4)
80 (3)
91 (2)
89 (2)
98 (2)

*Data in the tables above tabulated from the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).