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.

CPBST Walk Audit in Sanger

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 communities. We do this by:

  • transferring resources and knowledge to participating communities, such as open source mapping technology, data sources and research;
  • providing training on pedestrian and bicycle safety that is based on best practices;
  • aiding community groups in conducting safety assessments, collecting data, applying for street redesign, education and enforcement grants, and action planning;
  • providing technical assistance to agencies and community groups in FHWA-defined Focus Cities in California;
  • conducting Safe Routes to School (SRTS) training and building capacity to launch successful SRTS programs; and
  • providing a package of information to each community we work with that includes: local traffic collision data, research on pedestrian/bicycle safety best practices, outreach tools, funding, etc.

CPBSP Projects

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST)
The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks. The CPBST program trains local neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthen their collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike. Learn more here.

Focus Cities Program
The Focus Cities program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks focusing on California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus Cities identified by the FHWA Focus State/City program (currently San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Diego). The goal of the project is to provide the cities additional support to reduce pedestrian/bicycle injury crashes. Our team works in each city to identify collaboration opportunities that support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety. We also provide customized technical assistance, regular support for data collection and analysis, and educational/outreach efforts. Learn more here.

The Safe Routes to School Launch Program
The Safe Routes to School Launch Program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, and is designed to assist communities in creating or strengthening strong Safe Routes to School initiatives by providing assessments, trainings, and technical assistance to increase the safety and health of their students. Learn more here.

Funding for the CPBSP is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).