A map from the Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization showing locations of fatalities and serious injury accidents on roads within the CAMPO region between 2018 and 2022.
The Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which oversees transportation planning in Carson City, western Lyon County and northern Douglas County, is set to discuss the status of a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) at its meeting Wednesday.
Following a tragic January that saw two pedestrian deaths in the community — one near Mound House and one on North Carson Street — the meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. in the board room of the community center and include a presentation and discussion on a LRSP under development.
The LRSP project was first approved in 2022 and is funded by the Nevada Department of Transportation, according to city staff.
“The LRSP will help to highlight and prioritize safety-related projects using a data-driven approach and will identify key strategies to address common safety related issues to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in the CAMPO area,” reads a staff summary.
According to materials released for the presentation, several areas have been identified as safety priorities including the stretch of North Carson Street between Long Street and I-580 and multiple intersections along Highway 50.
“LRSPs connect local governments with traffic safety partners and stakeholders such as law enforcement, engineering designers, emergency medical services and education and outreach professionals. It is a holistic approach to addressing traffic safety improvements on local roads,” reads a staff report.
Following the CAMPO meeting, the Carson City Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will convene and review latest trends for Jump Around Carson (JAC), among other items.
“Total ridership for fixed route in FY (fiscal year) 2022 was 144,199 trips versus 145,233 trips in FY 2023, an overall increase of 1,034 trips,” reads a JAC report.
It report also states: ”JAC remains one of the safest forms of transportation in Carson City.”
To view the CAMPO presentation materials, visit https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/2432560/5A_CAMPO-Exhibit_1_CAMPO_Local_Road_Safety_Plan_Presentation.pdf.