Pedestrian Safety

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

Chen, Katherine L.
Kuroda, Kaori
2020

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) is a joint effort of the University of California Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (UCB SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks). Founded in 2009, the Community Pedestrian Safety Training program was expanded in 2016 to include bicycle safety improvements. The purpose of the CPBST is to:

Media Narratives of Pedestrian & Bicyclist-Involved Crashes

Polovin, Marta
2020
Pedestrian & bicyclist-involved crashes have been increasing throughout the United States. Previous research has shown that media and popular discourse disproportionately blames pedestrians and cyclists for their own injuries and/or deaths, while obscuring the role of motorists in these crashes and ignoring the broader road safety context (like infrastructure and speed limits).

Commercial vehicles, fatigue, parking and safety

Gosselin, Katherine
2020
For commercial drivers, operator fatigue and parking in undesignated areas can result in dangerous collisions. Exacerbating this issue is a lack of freight truck parking, making it difficult for truck operators to find a safe spot when in need of rest. For bicyclists and pedestrians, loading and unloading commercial vehicles in downtowns also present hazards. Increasing the availability of legal truck parking could improve safety for all road users.

2020 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrian Safety

Chen, Katherine L.
Tsai, Bor-Wen
Fortin, Garrett
Cooper, Jill F.
2020

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 its 2020 report, “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State, 2019 Preliminary Data” the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that pedestrian fatalities in the nation have increased disproportionately to other traffic deaths. Pedestrian fatalities as a proportion of total motor vehicle deaths increased from 12 percent in 2009 to 17 percent in 2018.

Register now for August 26th Connecting Kern County webinar!

August 12, 2020

Join us for the next Focus Cities webinar!

Bicyclist on Kern River Parkway Trail

DATE: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
TIME10am - 11am PDT
REGISTRATIONhttps://bit.ly/FCWebinarAug26

New Release: California Traffic Safety Survey 2020

July 22, 2020

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to release the California Traffic Safety Survey 2020 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.  

Register now for June 25th webinar "How to Conduct a Walk Audit" with WALKSacramento & SafeTREC's Jarah Crowner

June 23, 2020

Join the latest webinar in WALKSacramento's Safe Routes to Parks and Healthy Retail Webinar Series


How to Conduct a Walk Audit

DATE: Thursday, June 25th, 2020
TIME:
1pm - 2pm PST
REGISTRATION: 
https://bit.ly/37TltTQ

Register now for the Tenderloin Community's Collaborative Approach for Safe Streets webinar

June 3, 2020

Join us for the next Focus Cities webinar!

Participants at Tenderloin Community Celebration on Taylor Street

DATE: Thursday, June 18, 2020
TIME: 10am - 11am PDT
REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/FCWebinar061820

CSCRS Clearinghouse for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety-Related Data

R14: Creating a CSCRS Clearinghouse for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety-Related Data, Phase 1: Inventory & Framework


Research Team

Prinicipal Investigator
Krista Nordback
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Investigators
Wes Kumfer
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Seth LaJeunesse
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Julia Griswold
University of California, Berkeley