Programs

CA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY INFORMATION PAGES (CATSIP)
The California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages is a website intended to provide a single, comprehensive, California-centric online destination for authoritative, evidence-based information on practices, methods, and resources to support efforts to improve the safety, efficiency, and attractiveness of pedestrian, bicycle, and other types of non-motor-vehicle travel.

TRANSPORTATION INJURY MAPPING SYSTEM (TIMS)
The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been developed by SafeTREC's GIS Program team to provide quick, easy and free access to California crash data that has been geo-coded to make it easy to map out crashes and even view the locations in Google Street View.

The following tools are currently available on TIMS:

  • SWITRS Query & Map
  • SWITRS GIS Map
  • SHSP Data Viewer
  • Safe Routes to School Collision Map Viewer
  • ATP Maps & Summary Data Tool
  • Motorcycle Collision Map Viewer

To use the site, simply create an account and log in using the password that will be instantly emailed to your inbox. 

COMMUNITY PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM (CPBST)
The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and Cal Walks. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The purpose of the CPBST is to train local neighborhood residents and safety advocates in pedestrian and bicycle safety and to educate them about collaborating with local officials and agency staff to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.

The half­‐day training is designed to provide participants with pedestrian safety best practices and a range of proven strategies to address and improve pedestrian/ bicycle safety conditions and concerns (the 6 E’s: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, Empowerment). Participants are then guided on a walkability assessment of nearby streets before setting pedestrian safety priorities and actionable next steps for their community. Each training is tailored to a specific community, enlisting participation from community members and safety advocates, along with professional staff and officials from local government and agencies.

For a summary of outcomes from past workshops, please visit the interactive map of the CPBST program.

COLLABORATIVE SCIENCES CENTER FOR ROAD SAFETY (CSCRS)

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to be a part of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), a U.S. Department of Transportation-funded National University Transportation Center led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Highway Safety Research Center.

CSCRS is one of five national University Transportation Centers announced in November 2016. The Center unites leading university transportation research, planning, public health, data science and engineering programs with the mission to create and exchange knowledge to advance transportation safety through a multidisciplinary, Safe Systems approach.

STREET STORY: SELF-REPORTING TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ISSUES
Walking and biking have many health benefits, but people are at a higher risk of being injured when walking and biking. Information on the safety needs of people who walk and bike is also limited. To help create communities that are safer and more accessible, a team at SafeTREC is creating Street Story, an online platform that will allow community residents to report transportation safety issues in their community. The goal is to provide communities with a valuable community engagement tool to gather information that helps identify the factors that influence pedestrian and bicycle safety.  

GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY
The Global Road Safety Training Program is involved in innovative research that addresses traffic safety issues around the globe. The Program offers a dynamic creative work environment, mentorship and academic guidance, and opportunities for peer collaboration with leading traffic safety researchers worldwide.

VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
SafeTREC warmly welcomes visiting scholars. Under the Global Road Safety Program at UC Berkeley, the Visiting Scholars program promotes collaboration with academic scholars from around the world. To date, we have hosted numerous students from many countries. 

The visiting scholar will have direct access to our multi-disciplinary team of researchers within SafeTREC, opportunities for collaboration on research, and access to seminars and courses throughout the university. If you are interested in the program, please contact us at safetrec@berkeley.edu.

TRIBAL ROAD SAFETY PROJECT
The Tribal Road Safety Project is funded under a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Since 2014, SafeTREC has been working to improve traffic safety on and near tribal lands in California. Although data is limited, Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) and Statewide Integrated Traffic Record System (SWITRS) data suggest that Native Americans are a disproportionately high-risk population for traffic injury. With the data available through SWITRS, SafeTREC staff mapped crashes on tribal lands that were determined based on their physical location within mapped tribal areas.