Glendale's 2009 pedestrian safety record among seniors was the worst among similarly sized cities in California, according to figures released this week, despite concerted efforts to clamp down on the ongoing issue.
The California Office of Traffic Safety figures, which were released this week, also ranked Glendale as having the third-worst overall record for pedestrian safety among cities with a population of 100,001 to 250,000.
The city was ranked among 56 cities in 11 categories, which were based on the number of victims injured or killed in collisions involving pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists or alcohol.
"Obviously, there is a problem in Glendale," agency spokesman Chris Cochran said.
In 2008, Glendale was also ranked last in collisions involving senior pedestrians, and came in at eighth from the bottom in the overall category.
The even-worse showing for 2009 came despite highly publicized pedestrian safety workshops and public education campaigns, including enforcement stings and handbills.