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December 12, 2018

SafeTREC staff and graduate students are excited to participate in the upcoming Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting from January 13-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This year they are expecting to have more than 13,000 transportation professionals attending from around the world. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.

December 11, 2018

December 7, 2018

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California local agencies with a population of over 25,000 people. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

November 29, 2018

Welcome to the SafeTREC Spotlight Series! Each month, we highlight a SafeTREC team member and share their stories, work and interest in the transportation and safety research realm. In today's post, meet Sarah Doggett, graduate student researcher.


Sarah Doggett Headshot

November 15, 2018

We are excited to share news of another successful year delivering the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program in partnership with California Walks and local residents, agencies, and safety advocates in communities throughout California! We are continually inspired by and grateful for the work being done to create conditions for safer, more accessible and enjoyable walking and biking in their neighborhoods.

November 8, 2018

As part of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

November 1, 2018

Last week, during the California-wide PedsCount! Summit, we launched Street Story, SafeTREC’s new community engagement platform that allows residents, community groups and agencies to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. In essence, the platform invites users to enter stories about travel experiences.

October 16, 2018

Welcome to the SafeTREC Spotlight Series! Each month, we highlight SafeTREC staff and share their stories, work and interest in the transportation and safety research realm. In today's post, meet Ana Lopez, Policy and Program Analyst.


Ana Lopez Headshot

October 15, 2018

As part of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

October 12, 2018

As part of our education and professional development activities for the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), we're excited to announce the recipients of our 2018 CSCRS Road Safety Graduate Student Fellowships for this fall semester! This year's five awardees were from four different academic departments and submitted excellent applications for a wide range of student-initiated research projects.

September 20, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! This summer, we have featured recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will wrap up the Series - for now! -  and highlight the facts on emergency medical services.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring our traffic safety findings! Stay tuned for more posts in the series. And in case you missed any of the prior posts, check out the fact sheets on:

September 19, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be highlighting the facts on drug-involved driving.

In case you missed them, check out the fact sheets on:

September 18, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be highlighting the facts on seat belt use.

In case you missed them, check out the fact sheets on:

September 17, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be highlighting the facts on speeding-related collisions.

In case you missed them, check out the fact sheets on:

September 13, 2018

Welcome to the SafeTREC Spotlight Series! Each month, we highlight SafeTREC staff and share their stories, work and interest in the transportation and safety research realm. In today's post, meet Garrett Fortin, Policy and Program Analyst.


SafeTREC Staff Garrett Fortin

September 11, 2018

NEW PAPER PUBLISHED BY SAFETREC RESEARCHER JULIA GRISWOLD

SafeTREC researcher Julia B. Griswold has co-authored a newly published paper, "Comparison of Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Land Use Groups versus Empirical Clusters" with researchers Aditya Medury, Robert J. Schneider and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in September! These workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley's SafeTREC in partnership with California Walks. The CPBST program trains neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.

August 29, 2018

This summer, the Street Story team worked with local agencies in Bakersfield and the organization, Bike Bakersfield, to collect community feedback about street safety issues and opportunities in the area.

Demonstration of Street Story in Bakersfield

August 15, 2018

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze Facts

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious safety issue. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), one person every 50 minutes was killed in an alcohol-involved crash nationwide in 2016. In California, 1,059 people lost their lives that year due to crashes involving a drunk driver.

August 14, 2018

Register now for our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in Fresno, Modesto, and Arcata. The goal for these workshops is to identify priorities to make walking and biking safer in the community for seniors, students, parents, and people with disabilities.  Stay tuned for details on workshops in September! 

Participants at Fresno CPBST site visit

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SafeTREC E-News| May 21 2015

  • May: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
  • SafeTREC Education Course: Spring 2015 Traffic Safety and Injury Control

SafeTREC E-News| April 30 2015

  • Ukiah Community Pedestrian Safety Training: May 5
  • #SAVEKIDSLIVES- Be a part of the Global Road Safety Week, May 4 -10
  • SafeTREC Global Road Safety Training Program

SafeTREC E-News| April 24 2015

  • McKinleyville Community Pedestrian Safety Training: April 29
  • SafeTREC Seminar May 1, 2015: Preventive Interventions Aimed at Reducing Alcohol Related Traffic Injuries and Deaths

SafeTREC E-News| March 5 2015

  • SafeTREC Seminar Mar 6: Chinese Road Safety and Driver Behavior Research
  • SafeTREC & Chen Ryan Receive Excellence in Safety Research Award
  • SafeTREC Is Hiring!

SafeTREC E-News| February 17 2015

  • SafeTREC Seminar Feb 20: Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans in Post-War Suburban Communities
  • Poster Session Feb 23: Economic Benefits of Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Investments Around Transit
  • SafeTREC Seminar Mar 13: Applying UrbanSim to Transportation Issues in Cities
  • TRB Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection Published

SafeTREC E-News| January 21 2015

  • ITS Seminar Jan 23: Clean Transportation As the Path to a Clean Grid
  • Webinar Jan 29: Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection
  • SafeTREC/ITS Seminar Jan 30: Safety in Numbers for Walkers and Bicyclists. Why?
  • College Campus Traffic Safety Study Published

SafeTREC E-News| December 19 2014

  • Traffic Safety and Injury Control Course - Spring 2015
  • Invitation: ITS Reception at TRB Annual Meeting Jan 12
  • SafeTREC at TRB 2015

SafeTREC E-News| December 1 2014

  • SafeTREC/UCTC Seminar Dec 5: Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection
  • SafeTREC Seminar Dec 12: Policy and Planning at the Alameda County Transportation Commission

SafeTREC E-News| September 11 2014

  • Final 2012 SWITRS Data Added to TIMS
  • 5 Different Stories from Groups Who Used TIMS

SafeTREC E-News| August 28 2014

  • SafeTREC's Frank Proulx Among Three Berkeley Eisenhower Fellowship Recipients
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar/Webinar: TIMS and CATSIP, an overview and highlights

SafeTREC E-News| August 22 2014

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar/Webinar: TIMS and CATSIP, an overview and highlights

SafeTREC E-News| August 1 2014

  • Fall 2016 Public Health 285a Injury Prevention and Control Meets weekly on Friday, 2-4 pm, 2 units (3 units with a paper)
  • New Motorcyclist Safety Items

SafeTREC E-News| June 19 2014

  • SafeTREC's Frank Proulx Presides at Summer Workshop on Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting
  • SafeTREC Presentations at PedsCount! 2014
  • SafeTREC's Swati Pande to Present Active Transportation and Complete Streets Evaluation
  • SafeTREC's David Ragland Profiled by RWJ's Active Living Program

SafeTREC E-News| May 30 2014

  • Spring 2014 Seminars Conclude: Archives Now Online
  • SafeTREC's Swati Pande to Present Active Transportation and Complete Streets Evaluation

SafeTREC E-News| May 7 2014

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar May 9: Towards Risk-Based Traffic Safety 
  • SafeTREC at PedsCount! 2014
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar May 2: Flexible Work Schedules and Transportation Behavior at UC Berkeley

SafeTREC E-News| April 30 2014

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar May 2: Flexible Work Schedules and Transportation Behavior at UC Berkeley
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar May 9: Towards Risk-Based Traffic Safety 
  • A Comparative Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Around University Campuses
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar April 25: ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Implementation Plan

SafeTREC E-News| April 18 2014

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar April 25: ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Implementation Plan

SafeTREC E-News| April 11 2014

  • Glendale Community Pedestrian Safety Training: April 17
  • Now Online SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar April 18: Improving Traffic Safety Culture through California’s SHSP
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar April 25: ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Implementation Plan
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar April 4: Slides and Recording Now Online: Health Impacts of Transport Investments

SafeTREC E-News| April 3 2014

  • Elk Grove Community Pedestrian Safety Training: April 10
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar April 4: Slides and Recording Now Online: Health Impacts of Transport Investments

SafeTREC E-News| February 13 2014

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Bikeways in Berkeley

SafeTREC E-News| January 31 2014

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Departure time choice modeling
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Bikeways in Berkeley

SafeTREC E-News| January 10 2014

  • SafeTREC at TRB 2014
  • SafeTREC to Host Campus Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Workshop at 2014 Annual Meeting of TRB
  • SafeTREC Participation at TRB 2014 in Global Road Safety Workshop

SafeTREC E-News| December 20 2013

  • SafeTREC to Host Campus Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Workshop at 2014 Annual Meeting of TRB
  • SafeTREC Distracted Driving Project Among Nine Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Benefit Cost Analysis Applied to Behavioral and Engineering Safety Countermeasures in San Francisco Slides online

SafeTREC E-News| December 10 2013

  • Traffic Safety and Injury Control-Civil Engineering C265 (Cross Listed) Public Health C285
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Benefit Cost Analysis Applied to Behavioral and Engineering Safety Countermeasures in San Francisco Slides online
  • 2 SafeTREC GSR Openings Spring Semester

SafeTREC E-News| November 26 2013

  • SafeTREC Researcher Uses Hirschman to Discuss Safe Routes to School
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Benefit Cost Analysis Applied to Behavioral and Engineering Safety Countermeasures in San Francisco Slides online
  • Traffic Safety and Injury Control-Civil Engineering C265 (Cross Listed) Public Health C285
  • 2 SafeTREC GSR Openings Spring Semester
  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Crash Rates and Risks: Slides and Recording

SafeTREC E-News| November 8 2013

  • SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar: Crash Rates and Risks: Slides and Recording
  • SafeTREC Website Moves to New Design & Content System