Pedestrian Safety

Street Story: How can we create inclusive community engagement technologies?

November 1, 2018

Last week, during the California-wide PedsCount! Summit, we launched Street Story, SafeTREC’s new community engagement platform that allows residents, community groups and agencies to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. In essence, the platform invites users to enter stories about travel experiences.

How can we create inclusive community engagement...

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.

To address these challenges, a team from SafeTREC is creating Street Story, an online platform that will allow the public to report transportation safety issues in their community. Residents will be able to enter various types of information, such as photos, voice recordings, near-misses and perceptions of dangerous areas for walking and bicycling. This will...

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? As a way to understand perceptions and experiences of safety in communities, UC Berkeley SafeTREC is developing an online data tool that allows people to self-report...

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

Community members had the opportunity to get hands-on experience...

Final week of Street Story pilot

July 2, 2018

Street Story Outreach

SafeTREC's newest data analysis tool, Street Story, is in its final pilot week. To quickly recap, Street Story is an online data tool that allows people to self-report incidents, near-misses and transportation safety issues. It was...

Upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops in September

September 11, 2018

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in September! These workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley's SafeTREC in partnership with California Walks. The CPBST program trains neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.

Join us in the following communities to identify priorities to make walking and biking safer for seniors, students, parents,...

New Publication: Comparison of Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods

September 11, 2018
NEW PAPER PUBLISHED BY SAFETREC RESEARCHER JULIA GRISWOLD

SafeTREC researcher Julia B. Griswold has co-authored a newly published paper, "Comparison of Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Land Use Groups versus Empirical Clusters" with researchers Aditya Medury, Robert J. Schneider and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

This paper compares two approaches to developing factor groups for hour-to-week pedestrian count expansion factors. The land use (LU) classification approach assumes that surrounding LUs...

Comparison of Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Land Use Groups versus Empirical Clusters

Griswold, Julia B.
Medury, Aditya
Schneider, Robert J.
Grembek, Offer
2018

Expansion factors based on the trends in long-term count data are useful tools for estimating daily, weekly, or annual volumes from short-term counts, but it is unclear how to differentiate locations by activity pattern. This paper compares two approaches to developing factor groups for hour-to-week pedestrian count expansion factors. The land use (LU) classification approach assumes that surrounding LUs affect the pedestrian activity at a location, and it is easy to apply to short-term count locations based on identifiable attributes of the site. The empirical clustering (EC) approach...

Upcoming Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops In August

August 14, 2018

Register now for our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in Fresno, Modesto, and Arcata. The goal for these workshops is to identify priorities to make walking and biking safer in the community for seniors, students, parents, and people with disabilities. Stay tuned for details on workshops in September!

Participants at Fresno CPBST site visit

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