The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is launching a survey to better understand travel behaviors in Southeast Michigan and evaluate the region’s traffic safety education campaign titled “Walk.Bike.Drive.Safe”. With the increased interest in walking and biking across the region, officials say it is everyone’s responsibility to keep streets safe for all users, especially those most vulnerable. SEMCOG says while pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account for almost 30% of all traffic fatalities in Southeast Michigan. SEMCOG Executive Director Kathleen Lomako says while engineering and enforcement are key aspects of enhancing traffic safety, education also plays an important role. She says that’s why they work with local governments and other partners to evaluate public understanding of safety issues and educate residents on important safety behaviors. Individuals throughout the SEMCOG region are asked to take the survey. CLICK HERE to take the survey.