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March 21, 2023

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Spotlight Series where we highlight a SafeTREC team member and share their stories, work and interest in transportation and safety research. In today's post, meet Program and Policy Analyst Areli Ariana Balderrama.

Can you share a little bit about yourself and your role at SafeTREC?

March 10, 2023

After 13 great years of leading safety research at University of California, Berkeley, I’ve decided that it’s time for another challenge and I will be leaving my position as Co-Director of the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). My time at SafeTREC has been extremely rewarding and I believe that it was also impactful.

March 9, 2023

February 27, 2023

With the start of the new year, California saw a number of active transportation bills go into effect. You can find out what bills are now live below!

Photo of the front of the State Capitol in Sacramento, it's a white building with columns and a large dome in the middle of the roof with pine trees on either side of the building.

February 21, 2023

February 15, 2023

On February 9, 2023, SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold discussed the tragic trend of hit-and-run fatalities for a CBS Sacramento news story about a hit-and-runVideo still of the NHTSA 2020 hit-and-run statistics in Modesto, California with correspondent Ashley Sharp.

February 9, 2023

In partnership with UC Berkeley SafeTREC, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has launched a campaign to promote Street Story at a total of eighty-four transit stops in the cities of BerkeleySacramentoChico, and Redding. The tool is also being promoted via social media for the duration of the campaign. The campaign will be running from January 23rd through February 19th, 2023.

February 8, 2023

This year SafeTREC faculty, staff and graduate students joined transportation professionals from around the world for the Transportation Research Board 102nd Annual Meeting from January 8-12, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Our team had the opportunity to participate in various events, workshops and activities, connect with alum, and present some of our latest transportation safety research on the Safe System approach, automated vehicle safety, bicycle network connectivity, transportation equity, and more.

February 3, 2023

January 30, 2023

January 19, 2023

Work with Us!

The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) is a program of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies. The Center’s objective is to prevent injuries from traffic crashes through projects encompassing research, training, public service, and policy. We currently have one position open. Please see the details below and upcoming review date.

January 18, 2023

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSAs) to 16 California communities, including cities, counties, and school campuses with a population of over 2,500 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.

January 4, 2023

December 19, 2022

Today we're excited to share a guest news story from Jennifer Palcher-Silliman, Professional Development and Outreach Program Manager for the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS). This post was originally posted on December 15, 2022.

December 16, 2022

December 12, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC researchers, faculty and graduate students are excited to participate in the upcoming Transportation Research Board (TRB) 102nd Annual Meeting, held in person this year January 8–12, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Headed to the 2023 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting this year? Interested in learning more about the latest safety-related research topics? 

December 5, 2022