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May 24, 2023

Please join us in wishing congratulations to the amazing Class of 2023 graduates! We are excited to celebrate the many transportation safety achievements and contributions of our staff, and former and current SafeTREC graduate student researchers that will be embarking on a new professional path. We can't wait to see what they achieve next!

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a decline in motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2022. And yet, the conditions for vulnerable road users outside the vehicle, like people walking and biking, have become increasingly dangerous.

May 19, 2023

David R. Ragland, smiling in a light grey striped shirt with tie

The public health and traffic safety world suffered a deep loss on Sunday, May 7, 2023 with the passing of visionary and beloved colleague, teacher, mentor and friend, Dr. David R. Ragland, founder and Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC).

May 18, 2023

New CSCRS Road Safety Fellowship Research Posted

We are excited to share the final report for Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) Fellow Meiqing Li, "Cross-Country Comparison of Micromobility Safety, Built Environment and User Behavior."

May 11, 2023

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with seven communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. Join us for the next CPBST of 2023 at Westmont High School in Campbell! 

May 9, 2023

Join us in welcoming new staff members to the SafeTREC team! 

Simon Kao
Application Programmer

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May 2, 2023

In April, 2023 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the latest traffic safety data, noting that 42,939 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, a 10 percent increase from 2020. Key findings from the report also reveal increasingly dangerous and unsafe roadways for vulnerable road users. Traffic fatalities in 2021 vs 2020 increased 14% for older adults (65+), 13% for pedestrians, and 1.9% for pedalcyclists.

May 1, 2023

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with seven communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. We're excited to announce the 2023 CPBST program will launch with our first workshop in Riverside at Arlanza Elementary School on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 8:30am!

April 10, 2023

On April 3, 2023 SafeTREC Co-Director Jill Cooper was honored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with the 2023 NHTSA Public Service Award at the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Seattle, Washington.

April 6, 2023

March 27, 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 Research Data Analyst Ipsita Banerjee.

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

March 24, 2023

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.