…The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said more than 200 communities across the country would share in more than $82.6 million in roadway safety planning grants.
As part of the Safe Street and Roads for All (SS4A) program, 235 regional, local and Tribal communities will receive grants for planning and demonstration projects that will improve safety, as well as prevent deaths and serious injuries on roadways throughout the U.S. The funds will help communities design safety action plans, inform improvements along corridors with safety issues, and build strategies to test out safety features like separated bicycle lanes and curb extensions at intersections.
A key element of the DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, helping communities plan and design safer streets helps combat roadway fatalities, officials said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics have shown roadway fatalities have fallen for five quarters in a row but said tens of thousands of people still die on roadways each year in America.