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September 30, 2022

September 28, 2022

On September 21, 2022 Praveen Vayalamkuzhi, former postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley SafeTREC, was honored by the National Safety Council (NSC) as aNSC President Lorraine Martin and Praveen Vayalamkuzhi at the NSC Expo holding a sign on stage congratulating the Rising Stars of Safety Award recipientsRising Star of Safety at the 2022 NSC Safety Congres

September 26, 2022

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 Postdoctoral Researcher Soheil Sohrabi.

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

September 22, 2022

SafeTREC Presents in RWJF Pioneering Ideas Monthly Forum

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 SafeTREC Research & Development Engineer Afsaneh Yavari and Co-Director David Ragland presented, "Improving Transportation Infrastructure on Tribal Lands Using Crowdsourcing Data" as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Pioneering Ideas Monthly Forum. The Forum is part of the Pioneering Ideas Grantee Gathering Place.

September 12, 2022

2022 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

August 30, 2022

New research brief explores the existing bicycle infrastructure in the City of Oakland as it relates to cyclist safety

August 23, 2022

Advocates for Change: Supporting Community Leaders in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Programs

The recording of this Focus Cities Webinar: Advocates for Change: Supporting Community Leaders in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Programs  held August 30, 2022 may be found at the University of California SafeTREC YouTube channel.

August 15, 2022

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks for an upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) in the following communities:

August 8, 2022

New publication provides insights on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in California 

August 4, 2022

California's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Crash Data Dashboard now provides access to tribal crash data

UC Berkeley SafeTREC's geocoding team recently worked in collaboration with the Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide access to tribal crash data on the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Crash Data Dashboard. The tabs of the SHSP Crash Data Dashboard now allow all data to be filtered by whether a fatal or serious injury crash was within 5 miles of a tribal boundary. 

August 2, 2022

July 29, 2022

According to the latest traffic safety data from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 42,915 traffic fatalities in 2021, a 10.5% increase from 2020. This alarming trend was also seen for those walking and biking in our communities, with 7,342 pedestrian fatalities (a 13% increase from 2020) and 985 bicyclist/pedalcyclist fatalities (a 5% increase from 2020) in 2021. These deaths are unacceptable and preventable.

July 27, 2022

Do you have questions about how to enter Street Story data, analyze data from your community, create a custom boundary - or other questions about using the tool? How about using the paper version or simply entering reports?

Screenshot of the StreetStory website

July 18, 2022

Building Programs in Spanish: The Importance of Culturally Relevant Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Programming

The recorded presentation of Building Programs in Spanish: The Importance of Culturally Relevant Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Programming from July 28, 2022 may be found at the UC Berkeley SafeTREC YouTube channel

July 12, 2022

This spring, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in collaboration with California Walks, rolled out a new resource for former Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training program participants.

July 11, 2022

SafeTREC's Julia Griswold to present in Caltrans Research Workshop

 Developing an Active Transportation Census Program"

July 7, 2022

On Monday, June 27, 2022 UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Vision Zero held the 2nd Annual NC Vision Zero Leadership Team Institute. The event included a presentation with SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek, "Safer Speeds: Considerations for Speed Limits and Management." safer roads, vehicles, speeds

July 6, 2022

July 5, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to share the new Safe System Strategies for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Toolkit, which provides a starting point for anyone looking to plan a bikeable and walkable community. It lists potential community improvements that can help create a safer community with the Safe System Approach.