Pedestrian Safety

California Traffic Safety Survey 2022: Speeding and Aggressive Driving Biggest Safety Concern

June 1, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to release the 2022 California Traffic Safety Survey led by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants (E&W). This study was conducted on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Speeding and Aggressive Driving Biggest Safety Concern

Speeding and aggressive driving was the biggest safety concern for California drivers (75.0% of surveyed...

6/16: Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in Woodward Park, Fresno

June 6, 2022

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Workshop flyer for Woodward Park, Fresno on June 16, 2022

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in Woodward Park, Fresno!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (...

California Traffic Safety Survey 2022

Ewald, Katrin
Wasserman, Lisa
2022

Ewald & Wasserman Research (E&W) conducted the 2022 California Traffic Safety Public Opinion Study on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center of UC Berkeley (SafeTREC). Similar to previous years and since 2020, the data collection transitioned from an intercept survey to an online panel with survey panelists provided by Marketing Services Group, a commercial sample and panel vendor.

Panelists consisted of California drivers who were forwarded to an online survey portal programmed and managed by E&W...

Comunidades Activas y Seguras (Active and Safe Communities) Program

The Program

Comunidades Activas y Seguras (Active and Safe Communities) is a joint program of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks (Cal Walks). After working with communities of a wide variety of backgrounds through our statewide Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Training (CPBST) program, we learned that we needed to create a curriculum tailored to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking communities. To that end, Comunidades Activas y Seguras takes a community centered and culturally/linguistically sensitive...

Upcoming CPBST 5/26: Promoting safe walking and biking in Vacaville

May 10, 2022

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with 7 communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. We're excited to announce the 2022 CPBST program will launch with our first workshop in Vacaville on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 5:30pm!

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Peer Influence and Perceptions of Safety

May 2, 2022
New research brief explores the impacts of pluralistic ignorance on traffic safety perceptions

At the heart of active transportation systems are the people that use them. In a new research brief, Peer Influence and Perceptions of Safety, UC Berkeley SafeTREC's Graduate Student Researcher Aqshems Nichols and Co-Director Jill F. Cooper discuss the importance of considering perceptions in traffic safety analyses and the potential for investigating how a psychological phenomenon known as pluralistic ignorance could be shaping those perceptions.

Pluralistic ignorance is a "...

Traffic safety crisis marked by spike in hit-and-run deaths

April 12, 2022

On March 31, 2022 SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold commented on the steady rise of hit-and-run deaths in the last 15 years as a share of traffic deaths in anPedestrian crosswalk button near an intersection article, "Traffic safety crisis marked by spike in hit-and-run deaths" with CNN Business journalist...

Strengthening Partnerships: A 2022 Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites

February 11, 2022

UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks are excited to announce a new 3-part training series, the “Strengthening Partnerships: A Peer Exchange Series for former CPBST sites” which will start on March 15, 2022. The biweekly virtual series is designed to support communities as they work to implement the recommendations developed during their Community and Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety (CPBST)...

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Exposure

SafeTREC research in progress

Explore our current research projects on pedestrian and bicyclist exposure modeling.

California SHS Pedestrian Exposure Model

Figure of direct demand modeling process

This project aims to develop one of the first statewide pedestrian exposure...

Statistical Support for the Development of the District 1 Active Transportation Census Program

Statistical Support for the Development of the District 1 Active Transportation Census Program

Research Team:

Alexander Skabardonis, University of California Berkeley, PATH
Michael Mauch, University of California Berkeley, PATH
Philip Stark, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Statistics
Julia Griswold, University of California Berkeley, SafeTREC
Krista Nordback, University of South Carolina

Funding Organization

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

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