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February 22, 2018

The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley is celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, they are recognizing alumni for their significant contributions to the public health field.

David Ragland SPH Honoree

It's another exciting year for the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program! SafeTREC and California Walks will again be offering free pedestrian and bicycle safety workshops throughout California this spring and summer. The goal of the program is to train local neighborhood residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and to strengthen their collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.

January 31, 2018

SafeTREC staff and students attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting on January 7-11, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. to present the latest SafeTREC research and projects. Here are a selection of photos to share what we were up to!

Meeting Hall at TRB 2018

January 26, 2018

The California Young Driver Heat Map (Teen Safety Heat Map), a new geographic information system (GIS) resource developed by SafeTREC in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) was recently highlighted in the Winter, 2017-2018 issue of the California Department of Education's CDE Driver Education Update. Teen Safety Heat Map Article

January 17, 2018

10 separate projects address crucial traffic safety issues for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and motor vehicle drivers

(Berkeley, Calif., January 17, 2018) – The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (UCB SafeTREC) announced today 10 grants for 2017-18 from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support crucial traffic safety programs.

December 29, 2017

Drug impaired driving is a problem on California highways. This includes drivers under the influence of prescribed medications, illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana. And just like drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal.

December 27, 2017

Low-income groups, people with disabilities, seniors, and communities of color are at higher risk of being injured while walking and biking. Information on the safety needs of these groups is also limited.

December 22, 2017

Headed to the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting this year? Interested in learning more about the latest safety-related research topics? 

December 20, 2017

SafeTREC staff and graduate students are excited to participate in the upcoming Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting from January 7-11, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This year they are expecting to have more than 13,000 transportation professionals attending from around the world. See SafeTREC's involvement at TRB!

December 14, 2017

In early November, 2017, San Francisco's Vision Zero Task Force hosted a one-day workshop to identify bold ideas and action steps for achieving the City's Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024.

December 13, 2017

Since 2009, UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks (Cal Walks) have partnered together on the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program to train local neighborhood residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthen their collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make their communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike. 

November 29, 2017

November 22, 2017

The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) website has new tools and updates!

Community Heat Map Graphic

Community Heat Map generated in new ATP Maps & Summary Data tool

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November 10, 2017

October 16, 2017

Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence? To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, National Teen Driver Safety Week will be held this week from October 15 - 21.

October 13, 2017

What is a safe systems approach to road safety? SafeTREC, a consortium member of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), the new University Transportation Center (UTC) at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), is part of the effort to answer this question and define the concept of a safe systems approach for introduction in the U.S. 

September 20, 2017

This year, the 6th annual International Cycling Safety Conference will be held for the first time outside of Europe in Davis, California, USA from September 20-23! 

2017 ICSC

September 14, 2017

August 29, 2017

Please join us on Thursday, August 31 for the Vision Zero San Jose Community Outreach and Walk + Bike Workshop at the Cambrian Branch Library in San Jose!

TRAINING INFORMATION

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 31; 6:00PM - 8:30PM
LOCATION: Cambrian Branch Library, Community Room - 1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA
EVENT DETAILS: www.sanjoseca.gov/VisionZero/newVZcorridors

August 24, 2017