The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) is a joint effort of the University of California Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (UCB SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks). Founded in 2009, the Community Pedestrian Safety Training program was expanded in 2016 to include bicycle safety improvements. The purpose of the CPBST is to:
- Educate local residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety;
- Empower community partners to advocate for safety improvements in their neighborhoods; and
- Strengthen collaborations with local officials and agency staff to make California neighborhoods safer and more pleasant for walking and bicycling.
In February 2020, UCB SafeTREC emailed an electronic survey to Planning Committee members of the 49 CPBST workshops conducted from 2017 to 2019.
The survey asked about workshop outcomes, gauged the utility and success of the workshop, assessed how workshops could be improved upon, and inquired if the community is interested in any additional technical assistance at this time.
The survey included nine closed-ended questions and four open-ended questions. If a respondent answered yes to the closed-ended questions, the survey would prompt an open-ended follow-up question to collect additional details on the community’s efforts.