Concerned about pedestrian safety in your community?
Feel that cars don’t yield to pedestrians often enough?
Want better sidewalks, crosswalks, and safer places to walk?
Then this FREE, 4-hour training is for you. . .
The purpose of the Community Pedestrian Safety Training is to help make it safer and more pleasant to walk in one’s communities.
The half-day training is for local neighborhood citizens and safety advocates concerned about pedestrian safety and wanting to identify strategies for improving it. It may complement other training or planning that takes place in a city among professional traffic planners and engineers, enforcement, etc.
Each training is tailored to a particular community and is especially geared toward community members and pedestrian safety advocates.
A representative from the city’s traffic or planning department is encouraged to attend the CPST training. Likewise, a community representative should be present at trainings for professionals regarding pedestrian safety.
The training includes:
- Expert presenters
- Interactive training sessions
- Small group discussion
- Walkability Assessment
This training teaches basic pedestrian safety best practices (e.g. high visibility crosswalks, crash reduction factors), community engagement skills (e.g. identifying community professionals empowered to solve problems), walkability assessment of a selected pedestrian danger area, and mapping or other small group interactive prioritization of safety issues.
At the end of the training, participants will have a set of pedestrian safety priorities and a next steps action plan to promote safe walking in the community. The training is also designed to help communities with development and implementation of a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.
Refreshments are served. Child care available at most sites. Please request it if needed.
For information about this training, contact Berenis Quinones, 714-667-8336.
For information about upcoming trainings, contact Marilyn Sabin, 916-971-3166.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the
California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
*(WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that, starting October 26, 2009, the Traffic Safety Center has a new name, SafeTREC, the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center.
Our new name more accurately reflects the manner in which our mission has grown since our founding nearly 10 years ago to encompass safety and travel risk in a multi-modal transportation system; a robust and diverse research agenda across multiple disciplines; and development and enhancement of curriculum, training, and outreach on the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as for professionals and members of the community.)