We are proud to announce that SafeTREC researchers and staff co-authored a study for the March 2019 Journal of Transport and Health titled, “How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops? Short-term findings from a program in California”. The paper, written by Jesus Barajas, Kate Beck, Jill Cooper, Ana Lopez and Amanda Reynosa, assesses the efficacy of SafeTREC’s Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program using a process and outcome evaluation.
Highlights from the study:
Workshops build community capacity for pedestrian safety planning
Social elements of workshop activities shifted participant’s safety perceptions
Continuing evaluations are necessary to measure longer-term safety outcomes
Evaluations must be flexible to assess changing goals in established programs
Sample Survey Results: Barriers to Walking, pre- and post- CPBST workshop