Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program Workshop Follow-Up Survey Highlights

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) is a joint project of the University of California Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks). Founded in 2009, the purpose of the CPBST is to: 
  1. Educate local residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety;
  2. Empower community partners to advocate for safety improvements in their neighborhoods; and
  3. Strengthen collaborations with local officials and agency staff to make California neighborhoods safer and more pleansant for walking and bicycling.
SafeTREC and Cal Walks work with a Planning Committee, a group of local safety stakeholders, to convene a workshop, recruit participants, and tailor the curriculum to address the community’s needs and priorities. During the workshop, participants conduct a walking and biking assessment of priority areas in the community, learn about Safe System strategies to address walking and biking concerns, and develop an action plan with short-, mid-, and long-term recommendations.



In Spring 2021, SafeTREC conducted a follow-up survey with planning committee members in communities who received CPBST workshops. The purpose of the survey was to identify any progress made on action plan implementation.


In March 2021, SafeTREC emailed a link to an electronic survey to the primary point of contact for 60 CPBST workshop sites conducted from 2017 to 2020. 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. 

The survey included nine closed-ended questions, with possible responses provided, 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. 

Kristen Leckie
Jill F. Cooper
Publication date: 
August 11, 2021
Publication type: 
Research Highlight