Ohio has 121,000 miles of road, but only 16% of them are maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The remaining 101,640 miles of road are built and maintained by local governments. Between 2008 and 2012, 62% of all traffic-related severe injuries occurred on these local roads, along with 55% of all traffic deaths. Local roads also have the highest number of traffic deaths or serious injuries involving bicycles, pedestrians, intersections, alcohol, speed, motorcycles and young drivers.
B&N is working as a subconsultant for ODOT to address the high proportion of injury and death on local roads, developing Local Road Safety Plans (LRSPs) for counties and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The LRSP identifies, analyzes and prioritizes holistic safety solutions for that location.