Bicycle safety

SafeTREC at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2020

January 31, 2020

This year SafeTREC faculty, staff and graduate students joined over 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world at the Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting from January 16-20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Our team had the opportunity to present some of our latest transportation safety research, participate in various events, workshops and activities, and connect with alum. Enjoy our round-up of selected photos to share what we were up to at #TRBAM!

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Partner Highlight & CPBST Applications Open!

December 3, 2019

Today we're excited to share a guest blog post by Wendy Ortiz, Community Programs Manager at California Walks (Cal Walks), our partners for the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program. 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...

2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Bicycle Safety

Chen, Katherine L.
Tsai, Bor-Wen
Fortin, Garrett
Cooper, Jill F.
2019

Bicycling is becoming more popular across the country, for commuting, exercise, and leisure. In 2017, there were 783 bicyclists killed in a traffic collision in the US. In citing concern about the level of bicycle fatalities, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) identified key recommendations for improving safety, including collection of better crash data, increased training for law enforcement to understand laws designed to protect bicyclists, partnerships with bicycling and community organizations regarding safety messaging and public education campaigns about infrastructure...

Register for an upcoming Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in September!

August 30, 2019

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in September! These workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley SafeTREC in partnership with California Walks. The CPBST program trains neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.

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2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Bicycle Safety

October 16, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day this week and next, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads. In cased you missed it, yesterday's post was on pedestrian safety.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on bicycle safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on aging road user safety.

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New Research Brief: Community Trainings at Work

September 22, 2019

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program trains and mobilizes communities to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthens collaboration with local officials and agency staff. This research brief summarizes an evaluation of the CPBST program completed in 2018. Read the full research brief.

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Community Trainings at Work: An Evaluation of Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings

Beck, Kate M.
2019

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program trains and mobilizes communities to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthens collaboration with local officials and agency staff. This research brief summarizes an evaluation of the CPBST program completed in 2018.

Why Don't Women Cycle? A Case Study of Women's Perceptions of Cycling in San Francisco

Funaki, Dorry
2019

Safety and women’s perceptions of safety is a prevalent factor affecting the gender gap of cycling within the US. In this study, the use of bike lanes in the South of Market Area of San Francisco found that only 29% of the cyclists were female despite accounting for 50% of the population in the area. This research brief summarizes key issues found in this study of women’s perceptions of safety when cycling.

New Research Brief: Why Don't Women Cycle? A Case Study of Women's Perceptions of Cycling in San Francisco

September 4, 2019

Safety and women’s perceptions of safety is a prevalent factor affecting the gender gap of cycling within the US. In a recent study by UC Berkeley researchers, the use of bike lanes in the South of Market Area of San Francisco found that only 29% of the cyclists were female despite accounting for 50% of the population in the area. A new research brief by UC Berkeley SafeTREC's policy and program analyst Dorry Funaki summarizes key issues found in this study of women’s perceptions of safety when cycling. Read the...