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Safety on Our Streets: Traffic Safety in San José
DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
TIME: 11am - 12pm PT
In 2020, 49 community members were killed in traffic-related incidents in San José. Despite fewer cars on the road due to shelter-in-place orders, San José residents saw an increase in driver speeds and overall traffic deaths did not decrease. Now, halfway through 2021, the rise in traffic deaths has not slowed down.
Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC, California Walks, the City of San José’s Department of Transportation, and Los Angeles Walks to learn about traffic safety trends in San José over the past 5 years and how COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place affected traffic safety. This presentation will also take a look at resource guides created by Los Angeles Walks and Walk San José for crash survivors and those who have lost a loved one to a traffic crash.
- Theresa Do, Program Coordinator, Walk San José
- Jesse Mintz-Roth, Vision Zero Program Manager, SJ DOT
- John Yi, Executive Director, Los Angeles Walks
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About the Focus Cities Program
The Focus Cities program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks. The FHWA has designated Focus Cities in California as areas with disproportionately high pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths. The goal of the project is to provide support to professional and community stakeholders in these cities in order to reduce pedestrian/bicycle injury crashes. The current California Focus Cities are San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego. Our team supports local advocacy as well as community and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety in their city. We also provide customized technical assistance, regular support for data collection and analysis, and educational/outreach efforts. Learn more here.