Pedestrian Safety

Engagement of Latine Communities in Transportation Safety

October 20, 2021
Rethinking Traditional Outreach and Engagement Strategies

Recently, professionals and policymakers have considered an equity approach not only to reach and engage a diverse, representative group of community members, but to develop plans, projects, and policies that are inclusive of the community. In a new policy brief, "Engagement of Latine Communities in Transportation Safety," UC Berkeley SafeTREC's Policy & Program Analyst Ana I. Lopez, Co-Director Jill F. Cooper, and California Walks' Policy & Programs Coordinator Alma Leyva provide an overview of how engaging Latine...

Conducting Community Engagement with a Safe System Lens

October 20, 2021
New policy brief addresses how to apply the Safe System approach to community engagement

Few resources, if any, address how to apply the Safe System framework in community engagement and planning efforts. In a new policy brief, "Conducting Community Engagement with a Safe System Lens" UC Berkeley SafeTREC's Senior Policy & Program Analyst Katherine L. Chen and Co-Director Jill F. Cooper provide an overview of how the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Safe System elements and principles...

Conducting Community Engagement with a Safe System Lens

Katherine L. Chen
Jill F. Cooper
2021

Introduction

Over 3,600 people died in traffic crashes in California in 2019; more than one in four people who died was a pedestrian or bicyclist (NHTSA). The burden of death and injury is unequally distributed - based on mode type, on race and ethnicity, and on income - as a consequence of historic and structurally inequitable funding and policy decisions (Archer, Sandt, Santana). Our current road network is a dichotomy of areas that connect people to things they need and underserved communities with restricted mobility. The Safe System approach offers...

Text Version of CPBST Interactive Map

Below you will find a web accessible, text version of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program Map. It provides summary reports, where available, for each workshop proceeding, as well as ideas identified during the process and recommendations for pedestrian/bicycle safety projects, policies, and programs.

YEAR CPBST SITE RECOMMENDATIONS 2021 Koreatown Koreatown Recommendations (coming soon) 2021 South LA...

Comunidades Activas y Seguras (Safe and Active Communities) Program

The Program Comunidades Activas y Seguras (Safe and Active Communities) is a joint program of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks (Cal Walks). After working with communities of a wide variety of backgrounds through our statewide Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Training (CPBST) program, we learned that we needed to create a curriculum tailored to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking communities. To that end, Comunidades Activas y Seguras will take a community centered and culturally/linguistically sensitive approach...

New resource: 2021 CPBST Program Workshop Follow-Up Survey Highlights

August 27, 2021

According to the latest traffic safety data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) while traffic fatalities have decreased 5.1% from 3,798 in 2018 to 3,606 in 2019, the safety for those walking and biking in our communities continues to be a concern. In 2019, there were 972 pedestrian fatalities (a 0.6% decrease from 2018) and 133 bicyclist fatalities (a 19.5% decrease from 2018). Ensuring that our communities are safe for walking, biking and...

New Release: 2021 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

September 30, 2021
2021 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues to help inform future road safety efforts

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to announce the release of the 2021 series of Traffic Safety Fact Sheets, which feature traffic safety data and trends at the national and state level on a variety of road safety topics. This series also highlights the Safe System approach to road safety. Historically, road safety efforts focused on changing human behaviors to prevent crashes. The Safe System approach reframes...

Engagement of Latine Communities in Transportation Safety

Ana Lopez
Alma Leyva
Jill F. Cooper
2021

Introduction

Public participation in government is a foundation of democracy; however, it exists on a spectrum. In the field of transportation, decision-makers may seek information by simply making public announcements to invite input. Alternatively, governments devote resources to conduct thoughtful and extensive outreach to seek meaningful input. Recently, professionals and policymakers have considered an equity approach not only to reach and engage a diverse, representative group of community members, but to develop plans, projects, and policies that are...

California Pedestrian Safety Month is here!

September 10, 2021

Today we're excited to share a guest news story from SafeTREC's Kristen Leckie, Program & Policy Analyst. This post was originally published on September 8, 2021.

As we near two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, agencies are now releasing data on its impact for people walking. According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 2020 had the “...

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. The Focus Cities program in California is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks that supports community efforts to build a culture of safe walking and biking through community programs and...