Welcome to the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center

We are part of the University of California, Berkeley, affiliated with the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies, with additional partnerships with the Department of City and Regional Planning, Public Policy and Transportation Engineering.

Our research is carried out by faculty at UC Berkeley with assistance from post-doctoral scholars, research staff, and graduate student researchers. We also help the California Office of Traffic Safety administer its Sobriety Checkpoint Program and its Community Pedestrian Safety Workshops and support various safety initiatives from other California agencies, Including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 

Most recent papers and announcements

This is a slide presentation made by SafeTREC researchers to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Bicycle Task Force about a plan they developed to collect data on pedestrian infrastructure and volume in a way that it can be incorporated into the Caltrans TASAS database for the state highway system so that it can be easily accessed by Caltrans staff for planning and engineering purposes. A possible next step would be to do the same for bicycle infrastructure and volume data.

SafeTREC on Twitter

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CA Seeks Input on 2015 Active Transportation Program Guidelines http://t.co/G497jarqnh @streetsblogla
See recent SafeTREC research at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan 11- 15 http://t.co/YSsq6nwB2V #TRBAM
Course Announcement: Traffic Safety and Injury Control -- Spring 2015 http://t.co/2HwIkdgJZN

CATSIP's blog

See How the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Uses TIMS

Post date: September 11, 2014
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a countywide bicycle advocacy organization that has been in existence since 1998. It engages in advocacy throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. 

See How Elk Grove Unified School District Uses TIMS

Post date: September 11, 2014
The Elk Grove Unified School District is the fifth largest in the state. It covers 320 square miles—about 1/3 of Sacramento County. The district is made up of urban, rural and suburban areas and includes the communities of Elk Grove, Florin, Franklin, Laguna Creek, Laguna West, Rancho Murieta, Sacramento, Sheldon, Sloughhouse, Valley Hi, Wilton, and a portion of the City of Rancho Cordova.   Project AWARE was awarded a four-year grant funded at just under $470,000 to conduct Safe Routes to School (SRTS) interventions in the district.