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December 10, 2019

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The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), a program of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is a center involving academics, governmental officials, and community-based organizations in California. With sponsored funding, the Center’s objective is to prevent injuries from traffic collisions through projects encompassing research, training, public service, and/or policy. We currently have two positions open. Please see the details below and upcoming review dates.

Today we're excited to share a guest blog post by Wendy Ortiz, Community Programs Manager at California Walks (Cal Walks), our partners for the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

November 27, 2019

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November 5, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Explore our recent posts on:

November 4, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Explore our recent posts on:

November 1, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Explore our recent posts on:

October 21, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Explore our recent posts on:

October 17, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Explore our recent posts on:

October 16, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day this week and next, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads. In cased you missed it, yesterday's post was on pedestrian safety.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on bicycle safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on aging road user safety.

October 15, 2019

Today, we are excited to launch the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series which will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day this week and next, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on pedestrian safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on bicycle safety.

September 24, 2019

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to release the California Speeding and Aggressive Driving Study 2019 led by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants (E&W). This study was conducted on behalf of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at the University of California, Berkeley.  

September 22, 2019

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program trains and mobilizes communities to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthens collaboration with local officials and agency staff. This research brief summarizes an evaluation of the CPBST program completed in 2018. Read the full research brief.

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 2019 CSCRS Road Safety Graduate Student Fellowships for this fall semester! This year's five awardees were from three different academic departments and submitted excellent applications for a wide range of student-initiated research projects.

September 4, 2019

Safety and women’s perceptions of safety is a prevalent factor affecting the gender gap of cycling within the US. In a recent study by UC Berkeley researchers, the use of bike lanes in the South of Market Area of San Francisco found that only 29% of the cyclists were female despite accounting for 50% of the population in the area. A new research brief by UC Berkeley SafeTREC's policy and program analyst Dorry Funaki summarizes key issues found in this study of women’s perceptions of safety when cycling.

August 30, 2019

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 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 21, 2019

We are excited to share this guest blog post by Margaux Mennesson, Marketing & Communications Manager with the Safe Routes Partnership. The original post appeared on the Safe Routes Partnership blog on August 7, 2019.


August 13, 2019

Register now for one of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops coming up in Planada and Blue Lake Rancheria 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.

August 2, 2019

Graphic for NIJC workshop

Monday, August 19, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Blue Lake Casino & Hotel, 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA.

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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