Pedestrian Safety

Register now for June 9th Traffic Safety Peer Exchange: Using Data to Craft a Safety Narrative

June 8, 2021
SCAG's Go Human campaign launches new Traffic Safety Peer Exchange Summer Series

Traffic Safety Peer Exchanges graphic with a woman walking and a speed limit sign

The Go Human campaign from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has launched a new summer series of Traffic Safety Peer Exchanges that aim to convene traffic safety...

New Research Highlight: Selected Research on Road Diets

May 5, 2021
Research highlights how road diets have been shown to reduce traffic injury

SafeTREC's graduate student researcher Elijah Wade and research analyst Bor-Wen Tsai have co-authored a new research highlight, "Selected Research on Road Diets."

Abstract Pedestrian and bicyclist injury and mortality is a common occurrence in California. Data from the Transportation Injury Mapping System found that serious injuries among bicyclists and pedestrians increased between 2017-2019, with 3,174 recorded in 2017 and a peak of 3,495 serious injuries in 2019. Along with serious injuries, there has also...

Selected Research on Road Diets

Elijah Wade
Tsai, Bor-Wen
2021
Pedestrian and bicyclist injury and mortality is a common occurrence in California. Data from the Transportation Injury Mapping System found that serious injuries among bicyclists and pedestrians increased between 2017-2019, with 3,174 recorded in 2017 and a peak of 3,495 serious injuries in 2019. Along with serious injuries, there has also been an increase in mortality among these active transportation options reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, which recorded 940 fatalities in 2017, and an increase to 972 by the end of 2019.

One of the strategies that has...

Speed Management Workshops Planned in California

March 23, 2021

Original post authored by Leah Shahum appeared March 23, 2021 on the Vision Zero Network

Communities Embrace Safe Speeds, Key to Safe System Approach

 safe street design, safe speed limits and speed safety cameras

We are pleased to announce that three California communities have been...

Creating safer streets for walking & biking: apply for a CPBST in your community!

February 11, 2021

Today we're excited to share a guest blog post by Katherine Chen, Senior Policy & Program Analyst at SafeTREC and the lead for the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program. The CPBST program works with local neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety through engaging local stakeholders, providing information and data, supporting community empowerment, and strengthening collaboration with local officials and...

3/25 Webinar: From Practice to Progress - Street Story in the Field

March 9, 2021
Join us for the first Focus Cities webinar in 2021!

Participants from Street Story workshop on walk assessment in Fresno, CA

DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2021
TIME: 10am - 11am PT
REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/FocusCitiesWebinar032521

Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks...

Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA)

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California communities, including cities, counties, and school campuses with a population of over 2,500 people. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

The CSSA program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Up until 2018, the program...

Applications Now Open for the 2021 Complete Streets Safety Assessment (CSSA) Program

January 26, 2021

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSAs) to California communities, including cities, counties, and school campuses with a population of over 2,500 people. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

The Complete Streets Safety Assessment (CSSA)

When a local agency...

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...

Online version of Street Story now available in Spanish

November 25, 2020

Exciting news! The online version of Street Story is now available in English and Spanish. Also, a paper version of Street Story is available in English and View of report in the Spanish version of the Street Story toolSpanish. To access the Spanish version, click here.

La versión en línea de Street Story...