As part of our Focus Cities Program, Los Angeles Walks will be hosting a Walking Safety Assessment on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles in partnership with California Walks and the Youth Policy Institute. Join us to learn more about how to make walking and biking safer around the Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School!
May 15, 2018
May 9, 2018
Join us for the next Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) in Eureka! UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks will be hosting a workshop on how to make walking and biking safer near Zane Middle School on Tuesday, May 22.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 22, 2018; 2:45pm-6:00pm
LOCATION: Zane Middle School, 2155 S. Street, Eureka, CA
Register online at https://tinyurl.com/EurekaCPBST
May 7, 2018
Join SafeTREC and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on Wednesday, May 23 to learn about how to make walking and rolling safer for kids in the Delhi community! Dinner, childcare, and interpretation will be available. Registration now open!
April 26, 2018
Whether rural, suburban or urban dweller, transportation for older adults is a critical lifeline to meet the needs of daily living, maintain independence and enable social connection.
Walking and bicycling are important transportation alternatives to motor vehicle travel. They are also important sources of physical activity and social connectedness for older adults.
Making communities age-friendly and transportation systems supportive of walking and bicycling for older adults is incredibly important as we consider the following statistics:
April 25, 2018
Interested in learning how to make walking and biking safer in Bakersfield? Register now for the latest Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) on Thursday, May 10th!
April 12, 2018
Join SafeTREC and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on Friday, April 27 to learn about how to make walking and rolling safer for kids in Modesto's Airport Neighborhood! This will be the first Safe Routes to School Launch Workshop of 2018. Registration now open!
April 9, 2018
Save the date for the Safe Systems Summit on September 13-14, 2018!
March 29, 2018
April 1 - 7, 2018 is California Teen Driver Safety Week
According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), crashes are still the leading cause of teen deaths. In 2016, there were 1,908 young drivers aged 15 to 20 years old killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States. In California that year, there were 473 young driver fatalities.
March 28, 2018
Interested in learning how to make walking and biking safer in Kern County? Register now for the latest Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) in the City of Arvin on Friday, April 20th!
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 20, 2018; 3:00pm-6:30pm
LOCATION: Haven Middle School, 341 Haven Dr., Arvin, CA
REGISTRATION: register online at http://bit.ly/WalkBikeArvin or text/call: (714) 742-2295.
March 21, 2018
The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been updated with 2017 SWITRS data!
March 14, 2018
NEW PAPER PUBLISHED BY CO-DIRECTOR OFFER GREMBEK
Offer Grembek has co-authored a newly published paper, "Developing a safety heatmap of uncontrolled intersections using both conflict probability and severity" in the Accident Analysis & Prevention journal.
March 7, 2018
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
February 26, 2018
Join us on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 for the first Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) at Howe Community Park in Arden-Arcade!
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 6, 2018; 12:00pm-4:00pm
LOCATION: Howe Community Park, Richard T. Conzelmann Community Center, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
Download the flyer!
February 22, 2018
It's another exciting year for the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program! SafeTREC and California Walks will again be offering free pedestrian and bicycle safety workshops throughout California this spring and summer. The goal of the program is to train local neighborhood residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and to strengthen their collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.
The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley is celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, they are recognizing alumni for their significant contributions to the public health field.
January 31, 2018
SafeTREC staff and students attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting on January 7-11, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. to present the latest SafeTREC research and projects. Here are a selection of photos to share what we were up to!
January 26, 2018
The California Young Driver Heat Map (Teen Safety Heat Map), a new geographic information system (GIS) resource developed by SafeTREC in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) was recently highlighted in the Winter, 2017-2018 issue of the California Department of Education's CDE Driver Education Update.
January 17, 2018
10 separate projects address crucial traffic safety issues for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and motor vehicle drivers
(Berkeley, Calif., January 17, 2018) – The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (UCB SafeTREC) announced today 10 grants for 2017-18 from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support crucial traffic safety programs.
December 29, 2017
Drug impaired driving is a problem on California highways. This includes drivers under the influence of prescribed medications, illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana. And just like drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal.
December 27, 2017
Low-income groups, people with disabilities, seniors, and communities of color are at higher risk of being injured while walking and biking. Information on the safety needs of these groups is also limited.