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January 9, 2024

Want to implement lower speed limits in your community? Join SafeTREC, Caltrans, and Rock Miller, PE on Thursday, January 18th at 9:30am PT, SafeTREC to learn how to get started. Register for the webinar today!


December 22, 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 two positions open for Project Policy Analyst 2. Please see the details below and upcoming review date.

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Headed to the 2024 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting this year? Interested in learning more about the latest safety-related research topics? 

December 19, 2023

December 18, 2023

UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks are excited to announce applications are now being accepted for our 2024 Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP)

Group photo of 13 people, smiling from the CPBST at Westmont Highschool

Participants at the Santa Cruz Complete Streets Safety Assessment conducting a walk audit

Participants on a walk audit during the Complete Streets Safety Assessment in Santa Cruz, CA

December 13, 2023

View of the online news item from Reuters showing a photo of Tesla's new Cybertruck on display at a Tesla store in San Diego, CaliforniaOn December 8, 2023 UC Berkeley SafeTREC Director Julia Griswold discussed how Tesla Cybertruck's stiff

December 8, 2023

UC Berkeley SafeTREC researchers and graduate students are excited to participate in the upcoming Transportation Research Board (TRB) 103rd Annual Meeting, held in person this year January 7-11, 2024 in Washington, D.C.

December 5, 2023

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The 2024 CPBSP

UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks are excited to announce the upcoming January launch of our 2024 Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP)! 

November 29, 2023

Congratulations to the recipients of the Eisenhower Fellowships for the coming year!

November 28, 2023

November 27, 2023

New SafeTREC Director Julia Griswold smiling, in eyeglasses and a deep blue sweater UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) welcomes new Director, Dr. Julia Griswold, to the helm after a nationwide search this fall. 

November 10, 2023

October 26, 2023

October 25, 2023

New research brief explores the use of the Promotores Model to engage residents in transportation safety campaigns in their community and features a case study from CBOs using the model to deliver resources and programs

September 29, 2023

2023 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues to help inform future road safety efforts

September 25, 2023

New research brief highlights effectiveness and progress of the CPBST, and features case studies with community partners on how the program can be strengthened

September 19, 2023