The CPBST in 2021: Partnering with 12 communities to create safer streets for walking & biking!

July 28, 2021

CPBST participants on a walk audit

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program is partnering with 12 communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. To date, program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks have worked with local neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates in Empire, Madera, Castro Valley, Calipatria, El Sereno, and West Fresno to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in their communities. 

2021 CPBST Community Workshops

All CPBST activities are currently restricted to online to protect the public health of participating communities and our staff. Interested in learning more details about an upcoming workshop listed below and how to register? Please contact Katherine Chen at

CommunityTraining Date
Empire May 21, 2021
Madera June 2, 2021
Castro Valley June 22, 2021
Calipatria July 14, 2021
El Sereno (Los Angeles) July 15, 2021
West Fresno July 20, 2021
North Long Beach August 18, 2021
Redding/Anderson August 19, 2021
Chinatown (Los Angeles) August, 2021 - more details coming soon!
South Los Angeles September, 2021 - more details coming soon!
Central Los Angeles September, 2021 - more details coming soon!
Koreatown (Los Angeles) September, 2021 - more details coming soon!

About the CPBST

The CPBST works with local residents and safety advocates to develop a tailored, community-driven action plan to improve walking and biking safety in their communities and strengthen collaboration with local officials and agency staff. The CPBST includes training and skills building in pedestrian and bicycle safety, as well as community engagement, and creates opportunities for collaboration among community-based organizations, local officials, and residents. The goal is to help make communities safer and more pleasant for walking and biking. The training is designed to provide participants with: 1) knowledge on how to conduct walking/biking assessments; 2) walking and biking safety strategies using a safe systems framework; and 3) an opportunity to address and plan for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects and programs with their community. Learn more.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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