Upcoming CPBST 5/26: Promoting safe walking and biking in Vacaville

May 10, 2022

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with 7 communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. We're excited to announce the 2022 CPBST program will launch with our first workshop in Vacaville on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 5:30pm!

Flyer for the CPBST in Vacaville on May 26, 2022

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

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Thursday, May 26th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST). In this workshop, participants will:

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

This workshop will provide Spanish interpretation and participants are invited to join virtually via Zoom or in person at the Mariposa Head Start Center at 1625 Alamo Drive in Vacaville. For additional information on how to join this workshop, please contact Jacq Garcia at (916) 234-6212 or by email at Jacq@calwalks.org

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning) to fully participate in this event, please contact our Access Coordinator Lisa Peterson at lisapeterson@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

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 2022 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