Bicycle safety

Text Version of CPBST Interactive Map

Below you will find a web accessible, text version of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program Map. It provides summary reports, where available, for each workshop proceeding, as well as ideas identified during the process and recommendations for pedestrian/bicycle safety projects, policies, and programs.

YEAR CPBST SITE RECOMMENDATIONS 2022 Harvard Elementary School, Hollywood

Harvard Elementary...

Comunidades Activas y Seguras (Active and Safe Communities) Program

The Program

Comunidades Activas y Seguras (Active and Safe Communities) is a joint program of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks (Cal Walks). After working with communities of a wide variety of backgrounds through our statewide Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Training (CPBST) program, we learned that we needed to create a curriculum tailored to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking communities. To that end, Comunidades Activas y Seguras takes a community centered and culturally/linguistically sensitive...

New Release: 2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

September 12, 2022
2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues to help inform future road safety efforts

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to announce the release of the 2022 series of Traffic Safety Fact Sheets, which feature traffic safety data and trends at the national and state level on a variety of road safety topics. This series also highlights the Safe System approach to road safety, which the United States Department of Transportation...

2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheet: Bicycle Safety

Katherine L. Chen
Bor-Wen Tsai
Garrett Fortin
Jill F. Cooper
2022
Bicycling is becoming more popular across the country, for commuting, exercise, and leisure. However, in the event of a traffic crash between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist, the bicyclist is the more vulnerable party and more likely to be injured or killed. In 2020, there were 938 bicyclists killed in a traffic crash in the United States. American Indian/Alaska Native persons had the highest per capita rate of bicyclists deaths, followed by Black and Hispanic persons; the differential was smaller than for other categories of traffic deaths by race.

In citing concern about the...

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

Share stories about where you've been in a crash or near miss, or where you feel safe or unsafe traveling using our Street Story tool.

Street Story

Street Story is a community engagement tool that allows residents, community groups and agencies to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. To promote access to the tool, SafeTREC conducts technical assistance with communities and...

Perceptions of Bicycle Safety: A Data and User-Experience Approach

August 30, 2022
New research brief explores the existing bicycle infrastructure in the City of Oakland as it relates to cyclist safety

Climate change has caused unprecedented problems, which has increased efforts to fund sustainable green alternatives, including funding for alternative means of transportation such as active transportation and micro-mobility infrastructure improvements. In a new research brief, Perceptions of Bicycle Safety: A Data and User-Experience Approach, UC Berkeley SafeTREC's Graduate Student Researcher Greg Harasym explores existing bicycle infrastructure in the...

Perceptions of Bicycle Safety: A Data and User-Experience Approach

Gregory Harasym
2022
Climate change has caused unprecedented problems, which has increased efforts to fund sustainable green alternatives. In California, the transportation sector accounts for approximately 50 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. California’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) provides $100 million annually to develop and deploy alternative fuel options, including infrastructure for zero and near-zero emission vehicles. In addition to ARFVTP, Senate Bill 743 was passed in 2013 which re-shaped the focus of traffic analysis from congestion and level...

Focus Cities Program

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected California as a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus State in 2015 due to its high rate of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. The Focus Cities program in California is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks that supports community efforts to build a culture of safe walking and biking through community programs and...

Impact of the Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training Program: Insights from the 2022 Follow-Up Survey

July 29, 2022

According to the latest traffic safety data from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 42,915 traffic fatalities in 2021, a 10.5% increase from 2020. This alarming trend was also seen for those walking and biking in our communities, with 7,342 pedestrian fatalities (a 13% increase from 2020) and 985 bicyclist/pedalcyclist fatalities (a 5% increase from 2020) in 2021. These deaths are unacceptable and preventable. Ensuring that our communities are safe for...

New Publication - Highway Crashes in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Considerations

August 8, 2022
New publication provides insights on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in California

SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek, former Postdoctoral Researcher Praveen Vayalamkuzhi, and Applications Program Manager SangHyouk Oum have co-authored a book chapter, "Highway Crashes in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Considerations" as part of the new publication "Pandemic in the Metropolis:...