Face It As It Comes
If there’s one thing (and hopefully there’s a lot more!) we’ve learnt from this pandemic, it’s the value of planning ahead. Cities, colleges, and companies were caught unaware, many without an emergency safety plan in place. Most are not to blame. The last serious pandemic was over 100 years ago. A worldwide shut down of this magnitude is unprecedented. It wasn’t easy to be prepared.
Have Your Streets Ever Seen A Crash?
Hopefully, it’s been a while since your community has seen a collision. But it’s unlikely (impossible?) that it’s been over 100 years ago. Chances are, you’re quite familiar with the medical expenses, property loss, property devaluation, and trauma that come with vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian crashes. But are you ready for the next one? Developing a safety plan helps prepare you to address crashes. But even better, it helps you prevent crashes before they happen.
What’s Your Safety Plan?
Simply slapping safety solutions down randomly throughout your community is not a strategic plan. Instead, take the time to assess which streets have speeding issues or are at highest risk. Discuss which solutions will best address the needs of your roads and their users. Most importantly, create a cohesive safety plan using a point system to guide you. Slow cars down and protect your residents. It’s a plan you won’t regret.
The Wheel Has Been Invented
Many private communities around the world have effective safety plans in place. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Use the tools at your disposal. For example, watch one of our case studies to learn how other HOAs used traffic safety solutions to protect their residents. After that, why not sign up for one of our free webinars*? You can learn how to identify risk, develop a traffic calming program, and choose solutions that really work.
*Webinars are CAMICB approved and participants earn 1 CMCA credit for attending.