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New Resources for Street Story Now Available in Spanish

November 30, 2021

Within the past year, several new resources have been developed for Street Story, an online 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.

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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...

SafeTREC's SangHyouk Oum presents on SWITRS & TIMS Tools for Crash Data in California

October 5, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, SafeTREC Applications Program Manager SangHyouk Oum presented, "SWITRS and TIMS Tools for Crash Data in California" via Zoom for the Injury Prevention Coalition in the County of San Luis Obispo....

NEW! SWITRS Statewide Summary Tool on TIMS

September 20, 2021

UC Berkeley SafeTREC’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been developed to provide quick, easy and free access to California crash data from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) that has been geo-coded to make it easy for users to query, map, and download collision data.

As part of an ongoing effort to support local and state agencies efforts to improve traffic safety, a new tool is now available, the...

Register now for 9/22 webinar - Safety on Our Streets: Traffic Safety in San José

August 31, 2021
Register now for the latest Focus Cities Webinar

World Day of Remembrance memorial event in San Jose, CA to honor loved ones lost to traffic violence.

Safety on Our Streets: Traffic Safety in San José

DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
TIME:
11am - 12pm PT
REGISTRATION:
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Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program Workshop Follow-Up Survey Highlights

Kristen Leckie
Elijah Wade
Katherine L. Chen
Jill F. Cooper
2021
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: Educate local residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety; Empower community partners to advocate for safety improvements in their neighborhoods; and Strengthen collaborations with local officials and agency staff to make California neighborhoods safer and more pleansant for walking and...

New TIMS feature: Users can now provide feedback on crash location errors

July 28, 2021

UC Berkeley SafeTREC’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been developed to provide quick, easy and free access to California crash data from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) that has been geo-coded to make it easy for users to query, map, and download collision data.

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California Traffic Safety Survey 2021

Ewald, Katrin
Wasserman, Lisa
2021

The 2021 California Traffic Safety Study was conducted with an online panel of California drivers, as in the prior year of data collection. While in previous years, data was collected via in-person intercepts, the 2020 wave transitioned to an online, self-administered survey, a mode that was continued in 2021 to avoid in-person contact in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes the findings of the 2021 Traffic Safety data, with a comparison to previous years of data, which include opinions on traffic safety, distracted driving, bicycle and pedestrian interactions, and...

New Publication: Evaluating the impact of socio-economic contributing factors of cities in California on their traffic safety condition

January 20, 2021
New paper highlights how socio-economic characteristics of a specific area influence traffic safety

Former SafeTREC graduate student researcher and current postdoctoral researcher at the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL) Amir M. Amiri has co-authored a new publication, "Evaluating the impact of socio-economic contributing factors of cities in California on their traffic safety condition" with researchers Koorosh Naderi, Jill F. Cooper, and Navid Nadimi in the Journal of Transport & Health.

Abstract Introduction

Careful consideration of the factors that...