Pedestrian Safety

Applications now open for the 2023 Tribal Transportation Safety Assessment (TTSA) Program

October 27, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is inviting 12 California Tribes to apply for the next round of Tribal Transportation Safety Assessments (TTSAs), beginning October 2022 and to be completed by September 30, 2023. TTSA studies will be based on the tribal communities' input about their transportation choices, challenges and opportunities, and can help tribal staff and leadership plan and prioritize safety improvements for all travel modes (walking, bicycling, transit, driving) on tribal roads and pathways, and on roads accessing tribal lands. Tribal staff can also use the TTSA reports in support of...

New Release: 2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

September 12, 2022
2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues to help inform future road safety efforts

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to announce the release of the 2022 series of Traffic Safety Fact Sheets, which feature traffic safety data and trends at the national and state level on a variety of road safety topics. This series also highlights the Safe System approach to road safety, which the United States Department of Transportation...

2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheet: Pedestrian Safety

Katherine L. Chen
Bor-Wen Tsai
Garrett Fortin
Jill F. Cooper
Everyone is a pedestrian, whether or not walking is one’s primary mode of travel. As a commute mode, walking is gaining in numbers. In 2020, pedestrian deaths accounted for 16.8 percent of all crash fatalities and nearly one-quarter (24.3 percent) of pedestrian fatalities involved a hit-and-run crash. From 2011 to 2020, pedestrian fatalities increased 46.2 percent while other traffic deaths only increased by 14.4 percent. From 2019 to 2020, pedestrian fatalities increased 3.9 percent, despite a 13.2 percent reduction in driving. Compared with all other racial categories, American Indian/...

Text Version of CPBST Interactive Map

Below you will find a web accessible, text version of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program Map. It provides summary reports, where available, for each workshop proceeding, as well as ideas identified during the process and recommendations for pedestrian/bicycle safety projects, policies, and programs.


South Stockton Summary and...

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

Share stories about where you've been in a crash or near miss, or where you feel safe or unsafe traveling using our Street Story tool.

Street Story

Street Story is a community engagement tool that allows residents, community groups and agencies to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. To promote access to the tool, SafeTREC conducts technical assistance with communities and...

New Publication - Highway Crashes in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Considerations

August 8, 2022
New publication provides insights on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in California

SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek, former Postdoctoral Researcher Praveen Vayalamkuzhi, and Applications Program Manager SangHyouk Oum have co-authored a book chapter, "Highway Crashes in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Considerations" as part of the new publication "Pandemic in the Metropolis:...

Building Programs in Spanish: The Importance of Culturally Relevant Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Programming

July 18, 2022
Building Programs in Spanish: The Importance of Culturally Relevant Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Programming

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2022
TIME: 10am - 11am, PDT

Graphic showing 4 rows of 4 Loteria cards featuring safety strategies based on the Safe System Apporach

Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks as we...

Injury Prevention and Control

Photo collage showing emergency responders at a car crash, a gun with ammunition, and a crashed bicycle and bicycle helmet in a crosswalk Download Course PDF COURSE OVERVIEW

Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1-44, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost up to age 65, surpassing heart disease and...

New Resource: Strengthening Partnerships Peer Exchange Series Summaries Now Available

July 12, 2022

This spring, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in collaboration with California Walks, rolled out a new resource for former Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training program participants. Funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), we convened residents, agency staff, and other transportation safety advocates for a three-part virtual peer exchange, ...