DOWNTOWN — The number of pedestrian-involved vehicle collisions are up this year despite myriad outreach efforts, according to the latest Glendale Police Department figures.
There were 89 traffic accidents involving pedestrians from January through November, up from 74 compared to the same period last year, according to the Police Department. The increase came despite highly publicized pedestrian safety workshops and campaigns that were initiated in response to Glendale’s poor pedestrian safety rating.
The uptick could also erode what little progress Glendale made last year in improving its ranking among 55 similarly-sized California cities. In 2008, Glendale improved from the third- to eighth-worst city in terms of the number of pedestrian-related vehicle collisions, according to California Office of Traffic Safety rankings released last week.