Strengthening Partnerships Peer Exchange Series

Strengthening Partnerships: A 2022 Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites

 A 2022 Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites

In the Spring of 2022, UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks launched new 3-part training series, the “Strengthening Partnerships: A Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites.” The biweekly virtual series, which began on March 15, 2022, was designed to support communities as they work to implement the recommendations developed during their Community and Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety (CPBST) workshops. 

During each 90-minute peer exchange, participants from prior CPBST sites were introduced to the topic, networked with peers, and learned about the successes and challenges of communities as they work to make walking and biking safer. 

The 2022 Peer Exchange Series

Using Crowdsourced Data Strategies in Community Engagement

Tuesday, March 15 from 2-3:30pm

In order for communities to be successful in conducting transportation planning efforts, the right tools and resources are needed. Crowdsourced data collection tools can help promote effective engagement among residents, local agencies and organizations. These tools can be used to gather information from large groups and provide deeper understanding of a community’s concerns than crash data alone. Crowdsourced data can be used alongside other data sources to strengthen partnerships and inform policy and street design changes. In this session, SafeTREC, Cal Walks, and participants gathered to learn more about crowdsourcing strategies and hear success stories from communities about how they have used PhotoVoice, VideoVoice, Street Story, and more. View the presentation slides and summary to learn more.

Relationship Building for Temporary Demonstrations and Quick-Build Projects

Tuesday, March 29 from 2-3:30pm

Temporary demonstrations and quick-build projects provide tangible, on-the-ground examples of life-saving street safety projects. They are also quick to install and cost-effective compared to typical street infrastructure projects. But, they are often slowed down due to community groups' challenges with navigating city bureaucracy and learning how to build relationships with their decision makers. For quick-builds especially, which may take changes to city and county transportation codes, it is often hard for those organizing in the community to win over their decision makers. In this session, SafeTREC, Cal Walks and participants gathered to learn tips and tricks to building strong, lasting relationships with decision makers to get temporary demonstrations and quick-build projects in the ground. View the presentation slides and summary to learn more. 

Active Transportation Planning in Unincorporated Communities

Tuesday, April 12 from 2-3:30pm

Unincorporated areas face unique challenges and complexities in active transportation planning. In this session, the discussion focused on sources of funding for planning and improvements - counties, regional planning organizations, and state agencies - and strategies on working with each of these sources, and practitioners and community members from unincorporated areas shared their experiences and solutions. View the presentation slides and summary to learn more.

If you have any questions about the Strengthening Partnerships Peer Exchange Series, please email Katherine Chen at

About the CPBST

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks. The CPBST program works with local residents and health, transportation and safety advocates to understand a community’s walking and biking safety concerns and advance their pedestrian and bicycle safety goals. We work to strengthen collaboration between all safety partners, discuss transportation safety information and local crash data, and collectively develop a community-driven safety action plan.  Our team works with a local Planning Committee to customize the workshop to fit the unique needs of each community. 

The CPBST peer exchanges are supported by funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

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