Pedestrian Safety

Safe Routes to School Launch Program

The Safe Routes to School Launch Program, a joint project of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and UC Berkeley SafeTREC, is designed to start and strengthen Safe Routes to School programs in California Communities. 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).

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

Help improve safety in your community! Share stories on Street Story of where you've been in a crash or near miss, or where you feel safe or unsafe traveling.

New Publication: How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops?

January 29, 2019

We are proud to announce that SafeTREC researchers and staff co-authored a study for the March 2019 Journal of Transport and Health titled, “How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops? Short-term findings from a program in California”.

Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA)

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California local agencies with a population of over 25,000 people. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS)

The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been developed by SafeTREC's GIS Program team to provide quick, easy and free access to California crash data that has been geo-coded to make it easy to map out crashes and even view the locations in Google Street View.

The following tools are currently available on TIMS:

New Publication: Diffusing innovative road safety practice

February 1, 2019

As another month begins, we are excited to announce another SafeTREC publication!

Diffusing innovative road safety practice: A social network approach to identifying opinion leading U.S. cities

LaJeunesse, Seth
Heiny, Stephen
Evenson, Kelly R.
Fiedler, Lisa M.
Cooper, Jill F.

Objective: This study sought to identify opinion-leading U.S. cities in the realm of safe transportation systems by surveying road safety professionals and asking them to identify places that served as models for road safety.

How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops? Short-term findings from a program in California

Barajas, Jesus M.
Beck, Kate M.
Cooper, Jill F.
Lopez, Ana
Reynosa, Amanda

Introduction: Pedestrians and bicyclists make up a disproportionate share of road deaths and injuries, and low-income, majority person-of-color communities tend to face the greatest danger. Comprehensive pedestrian safety programs targeted toward such communities have the potential to build communities’ capacity to address safety issues, but there is a lack of systematic research and evaluation on how effective these programs are.