Pedestrian Safety

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...

SafeTREC's Katherine Chen presents at TRB Conference on Advancing Transportation Equity

September 22, 2021
Community Engagement: Pivoting Active Transportation Safety Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Banner promotion for the TRB Conference on Advancing Transportation Equity

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) held the virtual event, "Conference on Advancing Transportation Equity: Bridging the Divide between People, Research...

Join an upcoming CPBST workshop in Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 13, & 16!

September 8, 2021

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops! These virtual workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley 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....

2021 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheet: Pedestrian Safety

Chen, Katherine L.
Tsai, Bor-Wen
Fortin, Garrett
Cooper, Jill F.
2021

Everyone is a pedestrian, whether or not walking is one’s primary mode of travel. As a commute mode, walking is gaining in numbers. Based on the first six months of 2020, the GHSA projects that pedestrian fatalities in the nation will be on pace with 2019 despite large reductions in motor vehicle travel associated with COVID-19. Pedestrian fatalities as a proportion of total motor vehicle deaths increased from 13.0 percent in 2010 to 17.3 percent in 2019. Moreover, pedestrian fatalities increased 46.5 percent from 2010 to 2019 while other traffic deaths increased by 4.9 percent. Increases...

Upcoming Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Trainings in August

August 16, 2021

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops! These virtual workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley 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....

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program Workshop Follow-Up Survey Highlights

Kristen Leckie
Elijah Wade
Katherine L. Chen
Jill F. Cooper
2021
The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) is a joint project of the University of California Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks). Founded in 2009, the purpose of the CPBST is to: Educate local residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety; Empower community partners to advocate for safety improvements in their neighborhoods; and Strengthen collaborations with local officials and agency staff to make California neighborhoods safer and more pleansant for walking and...

The CPBST in 2021: Partnering with 12 communities to create safer streets for walking & biking!

July 28, 2021
CPBST participants on a walk audit

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program is partnering with 12 communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. To date, program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and ...

New TIMS feature: Users can now provide feedback on crash location errors

July 28, 2021

UC Berkeley SafeTREC’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been developed to provide quick, easy and free access to California crash data from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) that has been geo-coded to make it easy for users to query, map, and download collision data.

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June 22 Webinar: More Than A Checkbox: Better Community Engagement

June 21, 2021
SafeTREC Co-Director Jill Cooper to Present in 6/22 Traffic Safety Peer Exchange

Graphic for Traffic Safety Peer Exchange with woman walking and a speed limit sign

The Go Human campaignfrom the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has launched a new summer series of Traffic Safety Peer Exchanges...