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June 7, 2019

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 37,133 traffic fatalities on U.S. roadways in 2017, a 1.8-percent decrease from the 37,806 people killed in 2016. While there has been a general downward trend downward in traffic fatalities overall, this is still an alarmingly high number of deaths – and there have been troubling increases for vulnerable road users like pedestrians.

June 4, 2019

Join SafeTREC and the Safe Routes Partnership on Friday, June 14 at King Middle School in San Bernardino for the first Safe Routes to School Launch Workshop of 2019! During this workshop you will hear about ways to make walking and rolling to and from school safer, convenient and fun.

Children biking and walking on street and in crosswalk

June 3, 2019

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Spotlight Series! Each month, we'll be highlighting a SafeTREC team member and share their stories, work and interest in the transportation and safety research realm. In today's post, meet Qi Zhang, SafeTREC visiting scholar.


May 30, 2019

From May 14-16, 2019 tribal, federal, state, and industry leaders from across the United States who are working on the tribal transportation issues and challenges gathered in San Diego, California for the National Tribal Symposium to Advance Transportation.

May 6, 2019

Register now for one of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops coming up in Boyle Heights and Muscoy to identify priorities to make walking and biking safer for everyone - including seniors, students, parents, and people with disabilities. These workshops train 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.

May 1, 2019

April 19, 2019

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops! These workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley 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.

April 16, 2019

New Paper Published by SafeTREC Researcher Aditya Medury

SafeTREC postdoctural researcher Aditya Medury has co-authored a newly published paper, "Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Bridging the Gap between Land Use Groups and Empirical Clusters" with researchers Julia B. Griswold, Louis Huang and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

April 12, 2019

Meeting Communities Where They Are: Innovative Engagement and Partnerships
Tuesday, April 30, 2019: 11:00AM - 12PM PDT

Register Today!

April 10, 2019

New Paper Published by SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold

SafeTREC researcher Julia B. Griswold has co-authored a newly published paper, "A Pedestrian Exposure Model for the California State Highway System" with researchers Aditya Medury, Robert J. Schneider, Dave Amos, Ang Li and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

April 9, 2019

California drivers encouraged to "silence" the distraction during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Graphic from JustDrive campaign

Source: California Office of Traffic Safety

March 13, 2019

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and UC Berkeley SafeTREC are accepting applications for the next round of the Safe Routes to School Launch Program in 2019! We are looking for three California communities eager to move to a new level of safety and support for students walking and rolling to school.

March 11, 2019

Interested in learning how to make walking and biking safer for the Foothill Farms community?

February 20, 2019

February 11, 2019

February 7, 2019

February 1, 2019

As another month begins, we are excited to announce another SafeTREC publication!

January 30, 2019

This year SafeTREC staff and graduate students joined over 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting from January 13-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Our team had the opportunity to present some of our latest transportation safety research, participate in various events, workshops and activities, and connect with alum. Enjoy our round-up of selected photos to share what we were up to at #TRBAM!

January 29, 2019

We are proud to announce that SafeTREC researchers and staff co-authored a study for the March 2019 Journal of Transport and Health titled, “How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops? Short-term findings from a program in California”.

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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