Programs

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.

COMMUNITY PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY Program (CPBSP)
The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP) was launched by SafeTREC to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and injuries in California communities, with a special focus on addressing the safety needs of high-risk communities like seniors, children, and communities of color.

The CPBSP is supported by funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety. We have key partners with two non-profit agencies, California Walks and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. The overall program goal is to build the capacity of community partners to create safer and more accessible streets for walking and biking in their neighborhoods. CPBSP projects include the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST); the Focus Cities Program; and the Safe Routes to School Launch Program.

COMPLETE STREETS SAFETY ASSESSMENTS (CSSA)
SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California local agencies with a population of over 25,000 people. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

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.
TRIBAL ROAD SAFETY
UC Berkeley SafeTREC has been working since 2014 on a variety of projects to improve road safety for California’s tribal populations, as well as for all population groups that travel to California’s Rancherias and reservations or through their lands. Related projects include Tribal Road Safety Data CollectionTribal Crash Data Tool; Tribal Transportation Safety Assessments; and Active Transportation Needs Assessments with California Native American Tribes.

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.