New Features Added to Street Story Tool

April 20, 2020

Exciting news! Features around micromobility and infrastructure improvements have been added to UC Berkeley SafeTREC’s Street Story, an online community engagement tool that allows residents, community groups and agencies to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. This information is publicly accessible in downloadable maps and tables, and can be easily recorded and shared with community partners.


Street Story survey question about mode of traveling where feel unsafe

Survey question about travel mode for location.

People can now report safety issues like a near miss, crash, hazard or safe place they have experienced in their community when using new transportation technologies like shared bikes and e-scooters.

Infrastructure Improvements

Street Story survey question about what would make location safer.

Survey question about suggestions to make location safer.

Street Story also now features questions that gather suggestions from users on what could be done to make them feel safer. Suggestions include improvements like slower speeds, better sidewalks, bike lanes or crosswalks, and more stop signs, lighting or places for people to sit or rest.

This feedback will be useful for community organizations and agencies as part of their qualitative information gathering approaches for local needs assessments, transportation safety planning efforts, safety programs and project proposals.

How You Can Get Involved

To make a report in your own community, visit Street Story. For more information on Street Story, visit our information page

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