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 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 and bicycle safety best practices and a range of proven strategies to address and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety conditions and concerns (the 6 E’s: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, Empowerment). Participants are guided on a walkability assessment of nearby streets before setting pedestrian and bicycle 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.

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.

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.