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 California Walks (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 program is to train local neighborhood residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and to strengthen collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike. 

The program began in 2009 as the Community Pedestrian Safety Training (CPST) program, and was expanded in 2016 to incorporate strategies to improve bicycle safety and renamed the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program.   


As of 2018, SafeTREC and Cal Walks have conducted 77 pedestrian and bicycle safety trainings throughout California. 

Explore our interactive map of the CPBST Program to view and access summary reports where available of each workshop proceedings, including ideas identified during the process and recommendations for pedestrian/bicycle safety projects, policies, and programs. 

CPBST Interactive Map 2018
View a web accessible, text version of the CPBST Interactive Map.

For an evaluation of the effectiveness of the CPBST, please view:

About the CPBST

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, Equity & empowerment). Participants are guided on a walkability/bikeability assessment of nearby streets before setting pedestrian and bicycle safety priorities and actionable next steps for their community. Each training is tailored to the specific community with targeted examples and strategies in the curriculum and focused outreach to enlist participation from community members and safety advocates, along with professional staff and officials from local government and agencies.

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings 2017

This training teaches basic pedestrian and bicycle safety best practices (e.g. high visibility crosswalks, crash reduction factors), community engagement skills (e.g. identifying community professionals empowered to solve problems), walkability/bikeability assessment of a selected pedestrian/bicyclist danger area, and mapping or other small group interactive prioritization of safety issues.             

The training uses SafeTREC analytic tools such as the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) and data analysis. At the training, participants will engage in:

  • Expert-led presentations
  • Interactive training sessions
  • Small group discussion
  • Walkability/bikeability Assessment

At the end of the training, participants will have a set of pedestrian and bicycle safety priorities and a next steps action plan to promote safe walking and biking in the community. The training is also designed to help communities with the development and implementation of a Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Action Plan.

Learn more:

Upcoming Trainings

Community/County Date/Time/Location Registration Link/Flyer
Foothill Farms
Sacramento County

Wednesday, March 27; 10:00am-1:00pm
Foothill Ranch Middle School
5001 Diablo Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842 
Text/call (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer.

Los Angeles County

Monday, April 29, 2019; 9:30am-1:00pm
Joyner Elementary School, Professional Development Room
1963 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002  
Call: (818) 509-4112

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

South Los Angeles
Los Angeles County

Thursday, May 2, 2019; 4:00pm-7:30pm
Twentieth Street Elementary School Auditorium
1353 E. 20th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011 
Call: (714) 742-2295

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Boyle Heights
Los Angeles County
Friday, May 17, 2019: 10:30am-2:00pm
Hollenbeck Middle School Auditorium
2510 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90023 
Call: (818) 509-4112

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

San Bernardino County
Wednesday, May 22, 2019: 9:00am-12:30pm
Vermont Elementary School
3695 Vermont St., San Bernardino, CA 92407 
Call: (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Stanislaus County

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

More details coming soon!

Bakersfield, Mt. Vernon Elementary School
Kern County

Thursday, September 12, 2019

More details coming soon!

Blue Lake Rancheria
Humboldt County

Tuesday, September 17, 2019; 3:00pm-6:30pm

More details coming soon!

Los Angeles County

Thursday, September 19, 2019

More details coming soon!

Los Angeles County

Coming soon!

Merced County
Coming Soon!
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
Coming Soon!
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Apply for a CPBST in Your Community!

Applications for the CPBST program are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for a training in your community, please review the Program Application (English/Spanish) and submit to Miha Tomuta at miha@californiawalks.orgFor questions or help filling out the application, call Miha Tomuta at (714) 742-0741 or email Para Español, por favor contacte a Wendy Ortiz at (714) 742-2295 or email

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Nonprofits and community-based organizations and groups
  • Local coalitions
  • Local city and county government agencies
  • Schools and school districts
  • Tribal governments

The CPBST Program prioritizes underserved communities and communities that are able to convene interested parties to work on pedestrian/bicycle safety concerns.

If you any questions about the CPBST Program, please contact Katherine Chen at

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.