CPBST 5/8: Promoting safe walking and biking in Riverside

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!

Flyer for the Arlanza CPBST with event details in on a light yellow and dark blue background, with a picture of a school crosswalk    Folleto para el CPBST de Arlanza con detalles del evento sobre un fondo amarillo claro y azul oscuro, con una imagen de un cruce escolar

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in Riverside!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Monday, May 8th from 8:30am - 1130am at Arlanza Elementary School in Riverside, California for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST). In this workshop, participants will:

  • Conduct a walking/biking assessment
  • Plan for community programs & projects
  • Learn about walking and biking safety strategies

This workshop will provide Spanish interpretation and refreshments. For additional information on how to join this workshop, download the flyer English | Spanish or please email us at safetrec@berkeley.edu.  

About the CPBST

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program works with local residents, schools, agencies, and other safety partners to build synergy and develop a tailored, community-driven action plan to improve walking and biking safety and strengthen collaboration between all. During the workshop, we will review local crash data and the community’sGraphic representing the adapted Safe System approach with a dark blue circle and six segments with overlaid white text and icons to show the six adapted principles and elements traffic safety experiences, educate participants on pedestrian and bicycle safety best practices, guide participants on a walking and biking safety assessment, and culminate in identifying actionable next steps. The CPBST is committed to equitable community outreach and engagement in active transportation planning. We prioritize working in communities that are at higher risk for road traffic injuries and addressing the safety needs of people who are underserved by traditional transportation planning and resources.   

The CPBST team adapted the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Safe System elements and principles to make it more impactful for grassroots community engagement. Specifically, we emphasize the role of community-based expertise and strengthen collaboration between transportation professionals and communities to create lasting safety and mobility improvements. 

Learn more: download the 2023 CPBST Fact Sheet: English / Spanish

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

Participants during the walk and bike assessment for the CPBST in Fowler, CA

CPBST Resources