Pedestrian Safety

Register Now for Street Story Webinar on February 5th

January 28, 2019

Registration Now Open for a Free Webinar from the Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC):

Walk Assessment in Willowbrook

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10am - 11am PT
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Applications open for free Complete Streets Safety Assessment (CSSA)

December 7, 2018

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.

The Complete Streets Safety Assessment (CSSA)

When a local agency applies for a CSSA and is approved for a study, a team of two safety experts in the fields of traffic engineering and planning are assigned...

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

October 15, 2018

As part of our Community Pedestrian and 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. In our first entry in the series, we provide an overview of the Safe Systems Approach and how it relates to both current road safety...

SafeTREC Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Brief

December 21, 2016

We just released a quarterly research brief featuring newly published research related to bicycle and pedestrian issues.
Please share and distribute to your traffic safety partners.

Spring Research Brief: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

April 21, 2017

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Brief

SafeTREC staff created a summary on practice-ready research presented at the...

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrian Safety

July 26, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we're featuring recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. In case you missed it, yesterday's post was on bicycle safety.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on pedestrian safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting motorcycle safety facts.

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrian Safety

Everyone is a pedestrian, whether or not walking is one’s primary mode of...

Apply now for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training in your community!

November 15, 2018

We are excited to share news of another successful year delivering the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program in partnership with California Walks and local residents, agencies, and safety advocates in communities throughout California! We are continually inspired by and grateful for the work being done to create conditions for safer, more accessible and enjoyable walking and biking in their neighborhoods.

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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...