Pedestrian Safety

NEW: Safe System Strategies for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Toolkit

July 5, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to share the new Safe System Strategies for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Toolkit, which provides a starting point for anyone looking to plan a bikeable and walkable community. It lists potential community improvements that can help create a safer community with the Safe System Approach.

Safe System Approach to Road Safety:

The Safe System Approach focuses on saving lives, with the understanding that humans make...

7/25: Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in El Cerrito/Richmond Annex, Bay to Hills

July 7, 2022

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Workshop flyer for El Cerrito/Richmond Annex on July 25, 2022

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in El Cerrito/Richmond Annex, Bay to Hills!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Monday, July 25th, from 6pm-8pm for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training...

Course Announcement: Fall 2022 Public Health Injury Prevention and Control

July 6, 2022

Photo collage showing emergency responders at a car crash, a gun with ammunition, and a crashed bicycle and bicycle helmet in a crosswalk

Download Course PDF COURSE OVERVIEW

Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1-44, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost up to age 65,...

Impact of the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program: Insights from the 2022 Follow-Up Survey

Aqshems Nichols
Chen, Katherine L.
Jill F. Cooper
2022

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a collaborative project between UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks) that seeks to assist communities with three goals:

Identifying and better understanding their local transportation safety needs; Developing and strengthening local partnerships between various stakeholders in their community; and Generating a community-specific action plan for improving the safety of active transportation in their area.

These objectives are pursued through...

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! SWITRS Summary Weekly Crash Trends SWITRS Query & Map SWITRS GIS Map California Safety PM Target Setting Collision Diagram SRTS Map Viewer ATP Maps & Summary Data Motorcycle...

Strengthening Partnerships Peer Exchange Series

 A 2022 Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites

In the Spring of 2022, UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks launched new 3-part training series, the “Strengthening Partnerships: A Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites.” The biweekly virtual series, which began on March 15,...

6/30 webinar: Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

June 14, 2022
Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2022Graphic representing the adapted Safe System approach with a dark blue circle and six segments with overlaid white text and icons to show the six adapted principles and elements
TIME:
10am - 11am PDT
REGISTER:...

New Publication: Learning the representation of surrogate safety measures to identify traffic conflict

June 14, 2022
New paper highlights a framework to identify traffic conflicts

Former SafeTREC Graduate Student Researcher and current Applied Scientist at Amazon Jiajian Lu has co-authored a new publication, "Learning the representation of surrogate safety measures to identify traffic conflict" with SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek and Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Mark Hansen in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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Learning the representation of surrogate safety measures to identify traffic conflict

Jiajian Lu
Offer Grembek
Mark Hansen
2022

Traffic conflict can be identified by the presence of evasive actions or the amount of temporal (spatial) proximity measures like time-to-collision (TTC). However, it is not enough to use only one kind of measures in some scenarios and it is hard to set a threshold for those measures. This paper proposed a method to identify traffic conflict by learning the representation of TTC and driver maneuver profiles with deep unsupervised learning and clustering the representations into traffic conflict and non-conflict clusters. We first trained a transformer encoder to encode sequences of...

Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA)

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California communities, including cities, counties, and school campuses with a population of over 2,500 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.

The CSSA program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Up until 2018, the program...