Pedestrian Safety

Report Pedestrian and Bike Safety Issues in the Bay Area

August 24, 2017

Crowdsourced data of bike and safety issues

As a bicyclist or pedestrian, have you been hit or almost hit by a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle? Do you generally feel unsafe when biking/walking in The Bay Area? Report pedestrian and bike safety issues for one month for a chance to win a gift card and help city officials and researchers understand how to use crowdsourced data to address safety...

Free Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops

June 6, 2017

SafeTREC and California Walks are happy to announce that we are offering free Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops across the state this summer. The goal is to make communities safer and more pleasant for walking and bicycling. Join us this month in Oakland, Merced, El Dorado County, and Palermo. We are still...

Automated Assessment of Safety-Critical Dynamics in Multi-modal Transportation Systems

Medury, Aditya
Yu, Mengqiao
Bourdais, Cedric
Grembek, Offer
2016

Recent mobility trends reveal that travel is becoming increasing multi-modal in nature. Given the increase in the emphasis on multi-modal mobility there is a need to efficiently account for the multi-modal safety challenges it introduces. In light of this, it is of immense concern that the corresponding improvements made to traffic safety have not been commensurate across all modes. In this regard, one of the major challenges associated with efficiently designing and planning for a safe multi-modal environment is a limited understanding of multi-modal traffic behavior as explained by...

Strategies for Reducing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injury at the Corridor Level

Ragland, David R.
Grembek, Offer
Orrick, Phyllis
2011

Methods for identifying sites with potential for preventing traffic fatalities and injuries have been developed for vehicle-vehicle collisions. This study was funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop methods for identifying sites where there is potential for significant reductions in pedestrian and bicyclist injury. Data from 1998-2007 from a 16.5-mile section of San Pablo Avenue (SR 123) in the San Francisco East Bay was used as a study area. Several approaches for identifying sites with high potential for reducing pedestrian and bicyclist injury were...

Estimation of Pedestrian Risk Exposure in Urban Areas : Case studies in the US and in France

Do, Minh-Tan
Grembek, Offer
Cerezo, Veronique
2013
The paper deals with the estimation of pedestrian risk exposure in urban areas. The approach proposed is based, on the one hand, on a spatial analysis technique called Space Syntax that characterizes the street integration - how streets are connected to each other - which gives rise to a natural movement of persons, and on the other hand, on land-use which acts as a multiplier or a divider of the original flows. Street integration is weighted by factors related to land use to better captures the heterogeneity of street-blocks. The method is applied to two radically different urban spaces: the...

Community Pedestrian Safety Training: Action Plans

October 29, 2015

Our Community Pedestrian Safety Training (CPST) program with California Walks is a four-hour, community-based workshop designed to help local advocates and community members develop pedestrian safety action plans that leverage best practices, promote walkability and ensure community engagement...

Rosemont CPBST: Wednesday, April 19

April 10, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, April 19 for another Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) at Einstein Middle School in Rosemont!

TRAINING INFORMATION
DATE/TIME: Wednesday April 19 ; 10AM- 3PM
LOCATION: Einstein Middle School - 9325 Mirandy Drive Sacramento, CA 95826
REGISTRATION: bit.ly/Rosemont_Workshop

How Common is Pedestrian Travel To, From, and Within Shopping Districts?

Schneider, Robert J.
Pande, Swati
2012

Growing interest in sustainable transportation systems and livable communities has created a need for more complete measures of pedestrian travel. Yet, many performance measures do not account for short pedestrian movements, such as walking between stores in a shopping district, walking from a street parking space to a building entrance, or walking from a bus stop to home. This study uses a 2009 intercept survey and the 2009 National Household Travel Survey to quantify pedestrian travel to, from, and within 20 San Francisco Bay Area shopping districts. Overall, walking was the...

Do All Roadway Users Want the Same Things?

Sanders, Rebecca L.
Cooper, Jill F.
2013

This paper presents findings from a recent study on roadway design preferences among pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists, and public transit users along a major urban corridor in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Sponsored by the California DOT, the research focused on exploring design preferences that could increase perceived traffic safety, walkability, bikability, and economic vitality along urban arterials. Results from an intercept survey showed that all user groups desire similar roadway design features along the test corridor, which carries 25,000-30,000 motorists bi-directionally...