The Lincoln Crash Data Analysis summarizes crash trends across all streets and provides location-specific safety evaluations and project recommendations. Updating and maintaining this Crash Data Analysis provides insight into the effectiveness of past programs and informs the City if changes need to be made to address emerging crash trends.
Transportation is fundamental to our success as a world class city. The reliability of Lincoln’s transportation system is second only to its safety. Our continued analyses of data and implementation of safety improvements is vital to maintain mobility, economic development, and opportunity for all.
Lincoln’s goal: Reduce the frequency and severity of crashes through targeted implementation of safety countermeasures.
Crash trends tell a story of Lincoln’s transportation system safety performance. For a 5-year period of study, there were a total of 42,552 crashes within Lincoln city limits.
On average, crashes cost an average of $294 Million each year between 2012 and 2016. That’s a total estimated cost of $1.47 Billion.
Distracted driving crashes make up 15.5% of all crashes.
The City of Lincoln maintains a database of 6,300+ intersections. Ongoing analyses helps the City evaluate where crashes are concentrated and identify improvements that could make them safer.
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. It is being adopted by a growing number of national and international communities. While safe mobility is not a new concept, Vision Zero requires a shift in how communities approach decisions, actions, and attitudes around safe mobility. Lincoln is ready to meet this challenge. Lincoln will be working towards a Vision Zero program.