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June 19, 2014

Capturing Trips on Foot: Offer Grembek and Frank Proulx at PedsCount! 2014

Preliminary findings from NCHRP 07-19: review of count methods and technologies, notably advantages and disadvantages of manual vs. automated; tips on improving data quality, and methods to adjust counts without sacrificing accuracy.

May 30, 2014

The SafeTREC-UCTC Research Seminar/Webinar Series has ended for the Spring Semester. We have posted slides and recordings (where they are available) on the SafeTREC eScholarship site at the University of California Digital Library. Here are the presentations and the links where you can find related materials online. The entire archive of research seminar/webinars, dating back to 2012, is located on the SafeTREC Webinar page of the eScholarship site.

    Free Webinar from Bay Area Health in Transportation

    July 16 10-11 am 

    Presentation by Swati Pande, Research Associate, SafeTREC

    Discussion of the findings of a project she conducted with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on evaluating Active Transportation funding and Complete Streets policies in the Bay Area. 

    May 7, 2014

    MAY 9

    NOON-1 P.M.

    SAFETREC 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, 2614 DWIGHT WAY

    PRESENTATION BY MOHSEN A. JAFARI, PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

    The third edition of the biannual PedsCount! conference features two sessions involving SafeTREC staff and researchers. PedsCount! 2014 takes place May 14-16 in Sacramento. The full program can be found here May 7 is the final day to register. Register here

    April 30, 2014

    MAY 9

    NOON-1 P.M.

    SAFETREC 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, 2614 DWIGHT WAY

    PRESENTATION BY MOHSEN A. JAFARI, PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

    April 11, 2014

    PEDESTRIAN SAFETY EDUCATION WORKSHOP, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    April 3, 2014

    SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL/PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WORKSHOP THURSDAY, APRIL 10 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Samuel Jackman Middle School
    7925 Kentwal Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95823

    COFFEE & LIGHT BREAKFAST PROVIDED

    APRIL 4, 2014

    PRESENTATION BY SEAN CO, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

    January 31, 2014

    Bikeways in Berkeley

    Presentation by Eric Anderson, City of Berkeley

    FEBRUARY 21 

    NOON-1 P.M.

    SAFETREC 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER, 2614 DWIGHT WAY

    See materials in eScholarship archive.

    Departure time choice modeling: accounting for flexibility and latent effects

    Presentation by Mikkel Thorhauge, PhD student, Technical University of Denmark

    January 10, 2014

    SafeTREC Associate Director for Research Offer Grembek will be presenting on Pillar 1 - Safety Management at “Pedestrian Safety Across the Five Pillars of the United Nations Decade of Action," a workshop sponsored by the Global Road Safety Subcommittee, on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. 

    Grembek also serves as Research Coordinator for the Subcommittee.

    These are part of SafeTREC's efforts on behalf of our Global Road Safety Training Program @ UC Berkeley.

    SafeTREC students, faculty, and researchers are participating in the following events at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 12-16 in Washington, D.C. 

    December 20, 2013

    The project, "Analyzing the effectiveness of laws on distracted and inattentive driving to reduce traffic injuries," was one of nine research projects announced by Public Health Law Research(link is external), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(link is external), on December 19, 2013.

    Workshop 169: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Strategies for University Campuses and Peripheral Areas

    Sunday, January 12, 2014
    1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Marriott Maryland B
    Presiding, Dr. Offer Grembek, Associate Director for Research, SafeTREC

    November 26, 2013

    1. GSR opening for a distracted driving study @ SafeTREC beginning Spring 2014.

    Application deadline: 12/13/2013

    Project background: In the past few years, driver distraction from cell phone use has become a hot issue, with many states rushing to pass laws to regulate or ban the use of electronic devices while driving. While cell phone use is known to reduce driver attention and performance, there is limited understanding of the impact that these laws have on roadway safety.