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LOCAL ROAD SAFETY PLANS

Project Overview

The Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) is developing comprehensive Local Road Safety Plans (LRSPs) for the Cities of Arvin, Bakersfield, California City, Delano, Maricopa, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, and Wasco. These LRSPs are a part of the ongoing safety effort as per the Regional Transportation Plan (2018). An LRSP is a means for providing local and rural road owners with an opportunity to address unique roadway safety needs in their jurisdictions. The process of preparing the LRSPs will help create a framework to systematically identify and analyze safety problems and recommend safety improvements for the 9 Cities of Kern COG. The LRSPs would enable the 9 cities to enhance safety for all modes of transportation and for all ages and abilities. 

The overarching goal is to develop successful LRSPs utilizing collision database to create a decision-making process that relies on a partnership with stakeholders and public outreach using five “E” of traffic safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Emerging Technology, and Emergency Medical Services.

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Project Area

 
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Report Your
Area of Concern

Your input is essential for the success of these Local Roadway Safety Plans. Click the button below to provide us with your concerns regarding traffic and safety.

Sample comments -

  • This roadway segment is unsafe for walking and biking.

  • Cars don't stop at this stop-controlled intersection.

  • Speeding on this roadway segment.

For further updates, check Project Updates or Subscribe to receive notifications.

Outreach Events

The public outreach meetings for the Cities of Arvin, Bakersfield, Delano, Shafter, Tehachapi, Taft, and Wasco have been completed.

Please check back for updates.

 
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Collision History

The map below shows collisions that occurred in the 9 Cities of Kern COG from 2015 to 2019.

 

Directions: Navigate the map to find collision hot spots. Use mouse wheel or provided buttons to zoom in and out. Pan by left-clicking on the map or using your device's touch screen. Toggle between base maps by clicking on the map icon on the right side of the window. Collisions are color-coded to correspond to collision severity. Use the interactive legend to view collisions of each severity. Click on each collision for more details.

 

For any comments or suggestions, please Provide Feedback

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Project Updates

8/17/2021: The virtual public outreach meeting for the City of Arvin was held on August 17, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

8/5/2021: The virtual public outreach meeting for the City of Tehachapi was held on August 8, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

7/12/2021: The virtual public outreach meeting for the City of Wasco was held on July 12, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

6/29/2021: The virtual public outreach meeting for the City of Bakersfield was held on June 29, 2021, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

6/24/2021: The virtual public outreach meeting for the City of Delano was held on June 24, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

6/22/2021: The virtual public outreach meeting for the City of Shafter was held on June 22, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

 

6/04/2021: The public outreach meetings for the nine cities are being scheduled. Public outreach meeting information for the Cities of Arvin, Bakersfield, Delano, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, and Wasco has been updated in the Outreach Events section. Please check back for updates on the Cities of California City and Maricopa.

3/04/2021: View the Collision History section for collisions of all severity that occurred in the City from 2015 to 2019. We are constantly updating the interactive map as the project moves forward.

3/04/2021: Downloadable materials, plans, and reports will be uploaded here when they are available.

 
Provide Feedback

Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions about the project by filling the feedback form below.

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Your safety comments are important to the success of the 9 Local Road Safety Plans currently under development. Your comments will also be incorporated into the Kern Council of Government's 2022 Regional Transportation Plan. For more information on additional surveys that inform the Regional Transportation Plan, please go to our website https://www.kerncog.org/category/surveys/. Thank you.

 

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Contact

For inquiries, please contact:

Ed Flickinger
Project Planner (Kern COG)
Phone (661) 635-2905 | EFlickinger@kerncog.org