|Project Type||Safety Improvement Planning Document|
|Project Schedule||The project kicked off in October of 2023 and is anticipated to take about 9 months to complete.|
|Estimated Completion Date||June 25, 2024|
The City of Dothan’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan is the first step in identifying challenges and solutions to help improve safety on our roadways. The Safety Action Plan’s purpose is to improve roadway safety by planning and implementing projects designed to significantly reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries among all users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit users. The Safety Action Plan is funded with a grant from the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The grant requires an 80/20 match with Federal funds in the amount of $235,336 and City funds in the amount of $58,834.
- Identify concerns and solutions to improve roadway safety for everyone
- Connect missing links between existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
- Identify safety improvements for high crash locations
- Make safety resources and opportunities available to all through inclusive processes that accurately represent Dothan’s demographics
- Prepare the City of Dothan to apply for discretionary grant funds for project implementation through the SS4A initiative
- Ultimately, reduce the number of severe crashes by 50% over the next 5 years
In September 2023, the City of Dothan contracted with Neel-Schaffer, a Civil Engineering consulting firm, to prepare the Safety Action Plan. The firm is completing initial tasks, collecting crash data, reviewing current and proposed infrastructure projects, and developing a Community Engagement Plan. The firm will be teaming with City staff to collect survey data from the public via upcoming events and the City’s website.
Public Feedback Needed!
We need your input to identify safety concerns on the Dothan transportation network! Your feedback will help the study team understand and address your priorities throughout the plan development process.
Visit our booth at the following events:
- Fall on Foster on October 28th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Peanut Festival on November 3rd from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Peanut Festival on November 4th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Take our short survey designed to identify and prioritize safety concerns. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below. It should take no more than five minutes to complete.
Safe System Approach
The Safe System approach aims to eliminate fatal & serious injuries for all road users. It does so through a holistic view of the road system that first anticipates human mistakes and second keeps impact energy on the human body at tolerable levels. This is a shift from a conventional safety approach because it focuses on both human mistakes and human vulnerability and designs a system with many redundancies in place to protect everyone.
Principles of a Safe System Approach:
- Death and Serious Injuries are Unacceptable
- Humans Make Mistakes
- Humans are Vulnerable
- Responsibility is Shared
- Safety is Proactive
- Redundancy is Critical