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SafeTREC at the Annual Conference of the Women's Transportation Seminar, May 18-20, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Bicycle Infrastructure That Extends Beyond the Door: Examining Investments in Bicycle-Oriented Design Through a Qualitative Survey of Commercial Building Owners and Tenants Poster by SafeTREC Communications Manager Phyllis Orrick, UCTC Assistant Director Karen Trapenberg Frick, and SafeTREC Director David R. Ragland.
April 19: "Evaluation of Traffic Safety in Sprawl and Urban Growth" Presented by John M. Bigham, SafeTREC GIS Program Manager, at "Moving Forward: Creative Approaches to Improving Urban Traffic Safety in our Communities," Edmonton's 3rd Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety, April 17-21, 2011.
"Pedestrians Count. Count Pedestrians, A Data, Modeling and Advocacy Workshop." October 3-5. Main workshop held at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley CA. Co-sponsored by SafeTREC. A hands-on workshop to learn and practice current pedestrian data collection and analysis strategies together with strategic advocacy planning. Statewide professionals, academics and community leaders will share their current and most promising work. Links to presentations at Pedestrians Count!: Data, Modeling, and Advocacy Workshop. October 3-5. Program Sponsors: Alameda County Transportation Commission, California Department of Public Health, California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California WALKS, Caltrans, Fehr & Peers, National Safe Routes to School Partnership, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), Strategic Highway Safety Program, Strategic Growth Council, UCSF Injury Center, Walk Sacramento. Download the agenda as a PDF.
International Conference on Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users: Pedestrians, Motorcyclists, and Bicyclists, May 30-June 2, 2010, in Jerusalem. SafeTREC Development Coordinator David Ragland is serving on the Scientific Committee. The conference is sponsored by Israel's National Road Safety Authority in cooperation with the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI).
SafeTREC at the 7th Annual Active Living Research (ALR) Conference February 9-11, 2010, in San Diego, CA: "Safe Routes to School: communities creating policy, environmental and behavioral changes,"
Tracy McMillan, PPH Partners, Jill Cooper and David Ragland, SafeTREC, Deb Hubsmith and Robert Ping, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
SafeTREC at TRB 2010: SafeTREC researchers, students, and staff are participating in numerous events at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 10-14, in Washington, D.C., the world's largest gathering of transportation professionals and academics. Join us at the ITS/UCTC reception January 12.
SafeTREC at APHA: Safe Transportation Research and EducationCenter staff participation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 7-11, 2009.
"Two Steps Ahead," the 2009 National Safe Routes to School Conference, August 19-21, Portland, Oregon. SafeTREC Assistant Director Jill Cooper and Tracy McMillan of PPH Partners at "The SRTS National Partnership's Local School Project: Preliminary Results."
At the Tenth Crime Mapping Research Conference, August 19-22, 2009, in New Orleans, SafeTREC researcher John Bigham on, "A Comprehensive Approach to Geocoding Police Collision Report Data in California." Supported by the Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety program of the National Institute of Justice.
"The Continuous Risk Profile Approach for the Identification of High Collision Concentration Locations on Highways," to be presented at the 18th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT 18), July 16-18, 2009 in Hong Kong. Presentation by Koohong Chung, of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). View TSC research page on high collision locations.
May 27, 2009, 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Pedestrian Safety Focus States/Cities, FHWA Webinar. Features TSC Director David Ragland.
"Design for Older Drivers and Pedestrians/Older Californian Transportation Safety" Free training workshop for roadway professionals, May 26-29, from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), blended online workshop of two live Web conferences and eight Web-based recorded modules. The subjects covered are Diminished Capabilities, Intersection Design, Traffic Control Devices, Interchanges, Roadway Curvature, Construction and Work Zones, Highway Railroad Grade Crossing, and Other States' Practices. Enrollment is limited to the first 75 people but future sessions will also be offered.
Wednesday May 13: "Automated Speed Enforcement on Freeways: Evaluation Results and Future Research Challenges" presented by Simon Washington, PhD, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University Special Date, Location and Time: 10-11:30 a.m., 406 Davis Hall. Hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies.
"Planning for Healthy People and Places, Not Cars and Traffic: How will we get there from here?" is the theme of the 2009 California Public Health Association-North Annual Meeting and Training, April 23, in downtown Oakland.
"Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility," April 27-30, blended online workshop of two live Web conferences and seven Web-based recorded modules. Presented by the Federal Highway Administration Washington Division office in conjunction with the Resource Center Safety & Design TST. Free. Download flyer. Limited to 50 participants.
SUMMIT 2009, California Office of Traffic Safety, April 8-10, San Francisco. The 18th Traffic Safety Summit, it is a forum to discuss traffic safety trends and developing issues; explore new programs and campaigns; highlight new products and technologies; and network with traffic safety professionals in the field.
"Developing Methods to Reduce and Prevent Vehicle Backing Accidents" presented at Transportation Research Forum, March 15-18, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. Presentation by TSC GSR Sarah Duffy, at the session, "Policies to Improve Highway Safety" taking place on Tues., March 17, 10-11:30 a.m. View TSC research page on backing crashes.
TSC at TRB: Traffic Safety Center researchers, students and staff are participating in 11 events at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 11-15, in Washington, D.C., the world's largest gathering of transportation professionals and academics.
TSC Director David Ragland's "Overview of Rural Traffic Safety" (900K PDF) at the 2008 Summer Institute of the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, "The policies and political challenges to reducing rural traffic fatalities," presented by the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) July 28-29, 2008.
TSC at APHA: Traffic Safety Center staff participation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, "Public Health without Borders," October 25-29, 2008, in San Diego, is detailed, along with links to TSC research pages on the same subject.
Rail~Volution October 29 in San Diego
Third Annual Senior Safe Mobility Summit, hosted by the Older Californian Traffic Safety Task Force. October 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency, Irvine.Information about older adult traffic safety and mobility efforts in California for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
David Ragland and Jill Cooper present at Pedestrian Safety & Advocacy Conference, September 19-20, in Sacramento.
TSC at Pro Walk/Pro Bike 08: "Transforming Communities: Beyond Sustainability"—will involve nearly 250 presenters in panels, workshops, poster sessions, and plenaries. The Pro Walk/Pro Bike biennial conference is being held September 2-5, 2008, in Seattle.
TSC Director David Ragland: "Overview of Rural Traffic Safety" at the 2008 Summer Institute of the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, "The policies and political challenges to reducing rural traffic fatalities," presented by the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) July 28-29, 2008.
January 13-17, 2008: TSC at TRB: Traffic Safety Center staff is presenting four papers and five posters at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, in Washington, D.C., the world's largest gathering of transportation professionals and academics.
"Safety in Multimodal Transportation Systems," TSC Director David Ragland talk on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at the first annual PATH-UTC Conference, "On the Road to Sustainability: From Research to Practice."
Our transportation systems are facing two major crises: (i) increasing demand for energy to run these systems and (ii) enormous environmental impacts associated with building and running them. Responding to these crises will require our transportation systems to become increasingly multi-modal. From the current focus on individual motor vehicles, transportation systems must accommodate transit, walking, biking, and the like to a much greater degree. The mixing of these various modes has clear safety implications. This presentation will address the following policy and research issues in monitoring and enhancing safety in emerging multi-modal transportation systems
- Monitoring exposure and risk
- Statistical patterns of collisions and injury
- Statistical models of conflict and collisions
- Conflicting conceptual models of safe environments (e.g., separation versus integration of modes)
- Strategies to improve safety for all transportation system users
- Institutionalization of safety for non-motorized modes
- Individual versus societal consequences of transportation mode choices
- The future of safety in multi-modal environments
The Traffic Safety Center is a regular, active participant in the annual conference of the Transportation Research Board. See the schedule of TSC participation in TRB's 2007 Annual Meeting.