Bicycle safety

Free Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops Coming Up

August 23, 2017

SafeTREC and California Walks are happy to announce that we are offering free Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops across the state this fall. The goal is to make communities safer and more pleasant for walking and bicycling. Join us for the upcoming workshops in Azusa, Sanger, and Fresno. And stay tuned for details on upcoming workshops! We are still recruiting sites to host CPBST workshops. If you...

Community Outreach & Walk/Bike Workshop in San Jose: Thursday, Aug. 31

August 29, 2017

Please join us on Thursday, August 31 for the Vision Zero San Jose Community Outreach and Walk + Bike Workshop at the Cambrian Branch Library in San Jose!


DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 31; 6:00PM - 8:30PM
LOCATION: Cambrian Branch Library, Community Room - 1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA

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Report Pedestrian and Bike Safety Issues in the Bay Area

August 24, 2017

Crowdsourced data of bike and safety issues

As a bicyclist or pedestrian, have you been hit or almost hit by a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle? Do you generally feel unsafe when biking/walking in The Bay Area? Report pedestrian and bike safety issues for one month for a chance to win a gift card and help city officials and researchers understand how to use crowdsourced data to address safety...

Free Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops

June 6, 2017

SafeTREC and California Walks are happy to announce that we are offering free Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops across the state this summer. The goal is to make communities safer and more pleasant for walking and bicycling. Join us this month in Oakland, Merced, El Dorado County, and Palermo. We are still...

Bicycle Infrastructure that Extends beyond the Door: Examining Investments in Bicycle-oriented Design through a Qualitative Survey of Commercial Building Owners and Tenants

Orrick, Phyllis
Frick, Karen Trapenberg
Ragland, David R.

This paper presents the results of a qualitative survey of commercial owners, managers, and occupants in the City of Berkeley who have invested in on-site bicycle facilities such as secure parking, showers, changing rooms, and clothing lockers, what we are calling “bicycle-oriented design” (BOD). The sites represent a selection of building types common in the commercial building stock in U.S. cities. The research is designed to answer three questions about the use of BOD: (1) what were motivations behind the decision to invest in BOD (2) what are the challenges and rewards for...

Physical Environments Influencing Bicyclists’ Perception of Comfort on Separated and On-Street Bicycle Facilities

Li, Zhibin
Wang, Wei
Liu, Pan
Ragland, David R.

This study investigates the impacts of physical environments on bicyclists’ perceptions of comfort on separated and on-street bicycle facilities. Based on a field investigation conducted in Nanjing, China, we find that physical environmental factors significantly influencing bicyclists’ perception of comfort on the two types of facility. Cyclists’ comfort is mainly influenced by the road geometry and surrounding conditions on physically separated paths while they pay attention to the effective riding space and traffic situations on on-street bicycle lanes.

Bicycle Commuting Market Analysis Using Attitudinal Market Segmentation Approach

Li, Zhibin
Wang, Wei
Yang, Chen
Ragland, David R.

The market segmentation analysis for bicycle commuting can help identify distinct bicycle market segments and develop specific policies or strategies for increasing the bicycle usage in each segment. This study aims to use the approach of attitudinal market segmentation for identifying the potential markets of bicycle commuting. To achieve the research objective, the household survey is conducted to obtain the travelers’ attitudes towards their commuting travels. The factor analysis is used to explore the latent attitudes. The structural equation modeling (SEM) simultaneously estimates the...

Strategies for Reducing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injury at the Corridor Level

Ragland, David R.
Grembek, Offer
Orrick, Phyllis

Methods for identifying sites with potential for preventing traffic fatalities and injuries have been developed for vehicle-vehicle collisions. This study was funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop methods for identifying sites where there is potential for significant reductions in pedestrian and bicyclist injury. Data from 1998-2007 from a 16.5-mile section of San Pablo Avenue (SR 123) in the San Francisco East Bay was used as a study area. Several approaches for identifying sites with high potential for reducing pedestrian and bicyclist injury were...

Community Pedestrian Safety Training: Action Plans

October 29, 2015

Our Community Pedestrian Safety Training (CPST) program with California Walks is a four-hour, community-based workshop designed to help local advocates and community members develop pedestrian safety action plans that leverage best practices, promote walkability and ensure community engagement.

This year, we were honored to work with...