As part of the process for applying for the current round of Caltrans Highway Safety Improvement Project Grants, SafeTREC's TIMS project staff will be demonstrating the Benefit-Cost Calculator tool accessible via the TIMS website. Register for the Webinar here. (A recording will be posted online afterwards here.)
In support of UN Global Second Annual Global Road Safety Week on May 6-12, 2013, themed around pedestrian safety.
SafeTREC GSR Katie Leung won the grand prize in the 2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers San Francisco Bay Area Section student paper competition last month. Leung gave a presentation based on her winning paper, “Connecting Vehicles and ITS infrastructure,” at the section’s April 18 meeting, where the prize was announced.
Her presentation focused on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology, in which vehicles continuously send and share with one another information such as speed, location, potential conflicts and sudden maneuvers.
In addition to safety gains, the system creates a “domino effect of information distribution,” as Leung put it in her presentation. By sharing information about incidents such as crashes, congestion or bad weather, vehicles could devise alternate routes and navigate around the problem areas, reducing travel time and increasing safety. Read More
SafeTREC Research in the News
"Let's make SF streets safer for pedestrians"
David R. Ragland
A middle-aged San Francisco woman died earlier this month after being struck by a pickup truck at a crosswalk in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Her death marked the sixth pedestrian fatality on San Francisco streets this year. Last month it was a 69-year-old teacher in Twin Peaks; a week before that a high school student in the Sunset. These tragic and avoidable incidents highlight the need for increased attention to pedestrian safety....San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed