Pedestrian Safety

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

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. The platform and the information collected is free to use and publicly accessible.

New Research Brief: The Goal of Road Safety in the Safe Systems Context

October 15, 2018

As part of our Community and Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

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.

Street Story Pilot

June 22, 2018

Crash data is readily available and accessible for public use through government information databases. Crash data typically entails vehicle-related injuries and fatalities that were reported to police authorities. But what about unreported incidents--incidents that only require exchange of contact and insurance information, incidents that may not involve an injury  or injuries that might not have been reported?

Street Story: Mapping Transportation Safety Issues

December 27, 2017

Low-income groups, people with disabilities, seniors, and communities of color are at higher risk of being injured while walking and biking. Information on the safety needs of these groups is also limited.

Street Story in Bakersfield

August 29, 2018

This summer, the Street Story team worked with local agencies in Bakersfield and the organization, Bike Bakersfield, to collect community feedback about street safety issues and opportunities in the area.

Demonstration of Street Story in Bakersfield

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).

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST)

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks (Cal Walks). 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).

Introducing an Intelligent Intersection

Grembek, Offer
Kurzhanskiy, Alex A.
Medury, Aditya
Varaiya, Pravin
Yu, Mengqiao

This project seeks to remove one important cause of intersection accidents: drivers, pedestrians and cyclists make mistakes because they lack sufficient information about the movement of others as they proceed through an intersection. There is spatial and temporal uncertainty. This missing information can be supplied by an ‘intelligent intersection’. It describes the signal from all approaches; predicts when the signal phase will change; uses sensor data to determine which blind spots are occupied; and predicts red light violations before they occur.