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September 11, 2018

NEW PAPER PUBLISHED BY SAFETREC RESEARCHER JULIA GRISWOLD

SafeTREC researcher Julia B. Griswold has co-authored a newly published paper, "Comparison of Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Land Use Groups versus Empirical Clusters" with researchers Aditya Medury, Robert J. Schneider and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

August 29, 2018

This summer, the Street Story team worked with local agencies in Bakersfield and the organization, Bike Bakersfield, to collect community feedback about street safety issues and opportunities in the area.

Demonstration of Street Story in Bakersfield

August 15, 2018

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze Facts

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious safety issue. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), one person every 50 minutes was killed in an alcohol-involved crash nationwide in 2016. In California, 1,059 people lost their lives that year due to crashes involving a drunk driver.

August 14, 2018

Register now for our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in Fresno, Modesto, and Arcata. The goal for these workshops is to identify priorities to make walking and biking safer in the community for seniors, students, parents, and people with disabilities.  Stay tuned for details on workshops in September! 

Participants at Fresno CPBST site visit

August 1, 2018

Today we're launching the SafeTREC Spotlight Series to introduce you to members of our team! The research and administrative team at SafeTREC is dedicated to its mission in reducing transportation-related injuries and fatalities through research, education, outreach and community service. Each month, we'll highlight SafeTREC staff and share their stories, work and interest in the transportation and safety research realm. In today's post, meet Tracy McMillan, Senior Policy and Program Analyst.

July 27, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we have featured recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be wrapping up the week with the facts on motorcycle safety.

July 26, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we're featuring recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. In case you missed it, yesterday's post was on bicycle safety.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on pedestrian safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting motorcycle safety facts.

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)
CSCRS is a U.S. Department of Transportation-funded National University Transportation Center led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Highway Safety Research Center. The Center unites leading university transportation research, planning, public health, data science and engineering programs with the mission to create and exchange knowledge to advance transportation safety through a multidisciplinary, Safe Systems approach.

July 25, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we're featuring recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. In case you missed it, yesterday's post was on aging road users.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on bicycle safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting pedestrian safety facts.

July 24, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we're featuring recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. In case you missed it, yesterday's post was on alcohol-impaired driving.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on aging road users. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on bicycle safety.

July 23, 2018

This week, we are excited to launch the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series which will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on alcohol-impaired driving. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on aging road users.

July 17, 2018

July 10, 2018

Lemon Grove CPBST

Join us in identifying priorities to make walking and biking safer for seniors, youth, parents and people using assisted mobility devices in Lemon Grove! Please wear comfortable shoes; a community walk is a part of this event for those able to participate. 

July 3, 2018

July 2, 2018

June 29, 2018

Congratulations to Julia BG et al. for publishing a new paper, A behavioral modeling approach to bicycle level of service, in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. The abstract is provided below. Read the full paper here.

June 22, 2018

Crash data is readily available and accessible for public use through government information databases. Crash data typically entails vehicle-related injuries and fatalities that were reported to police authorities. But what about unreported incidents--incidents that only require exchange of contact and insurance information, incidents that may not involve an injury  or injuries that might not have been reported?

May 31, 2018

On May 13, 2018, SafeTREC founder and co-director David R. Ragland was honored with the Zak Sabry Mentorship Award at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement ceremony. 

May 25, 2018

Interested in learning how to make walking and biking to and from school safer for kids and residents? We have two Safe Routes to School Workshops coming up in Southeast Fresno and Pomona. Registration now open!

TRAINING INFORMATION

Walking and Bike Summit

Bike Train at School

May 15, 2018

As part of our Focus Cities Program, Los Angeles Walks will be hosting a Walking Safety Assessment on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles in partnership with California Walks and the Youth Policy Institute. Join us to learn more about how to make walking and biking safer around the Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School!