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Greater Helena Area Community Transportation Safety Plan

Final Plan

In 2012 the City of Helena submitted a successful letter of request for assistance in developing a community transportation safety (CTSP) to take a critical look at transportation safety related crashes within the Greater Helena area and identify strategies to reduce crashes and improve safety of all citizens.

The City of Helena, with assistance from Cambridge Systematics and technical and financial support from MDT, has initiated the development of Greater Helena's Community Transportation Safety Plan. This CTSP is being coordinated to include various community stakeholders to address transportation safety issues within the Greater Helena area and to identify strategies to address safety issues and reduce vehicle crashes.

Safety planning is a data–driven process, Cambridge Systematics will collect and review relevant crash data for Helena to help local stakeholders determine and prioritize the focus areas of the safety effort. The primary input of this plan will consist of stakeholders input, comprehensive data analysis, and "best practices" of national safety programs and safety management and implementation.

Similar to the development of the statewide Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan, local stakeholders will determine strategies to reduce crashes within the chosen focus areas from the aspect of the 4E's of safety (education, enforcement, EMS, and engineering) and identify activities that are achievable within their community.