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 Community Pedestrian Safety Training 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.
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U.S. Transportation Chief Challenges Mayors to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Post date: January 26, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has issued a challenge to mayors and local elected officials to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists over the next year.  Mayors' Challenge participants will be invited to attend the Mayors' Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets in March 2015, and their cities will spend a year helping their communities undertake seven activities to improve safety.  

TRB Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection Published

Post date: January 26, 2015
The Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 797: Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection has just been published. The book describes methods and technologies for counting pedestrians and bicyclists, offers guidance on developing a non-motorized count program, gives suggestions on selecting appropriate counting methods and technologies, and provides examples of how organizations have used non-motorized count data to better fulfill their missions.