Burbank's pedestrian safety record improved in 2009 among similarly sized cities in California, according to a recent state report.
The California Office of Traffic Safety last week ranked Burbank as 31 out of 56 in overall pedestrian safety among cities with a population of 100,001 to 250,000 — with the 56th position being the safest — for 2009, the most recent figures. In 2008, the city's record was worse, coming in at 11 among 55 cities.
Burbank moved up one spot from third- to the fourth-worst record of collisions involving senior pedestrians in 2009.
The city was ranked among 56 cities in 11 categories, which were based on the number of victims injured or killed in collisions involving pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists or alcohol.