Pedestrian Safety

Register now for 7/25 Caltrans Research Workshop: Developing an Active Transportation Census Program

July 11, 2022
SafeTREC's Julia Griswold to present in Caltrans Research Workshop

 Developing an Active Transportation Census Program"

Registration is now open for a virtual workshop hosted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), "Developing an Active Transportation Census Program" which will be held Monday, July 25, 2022 from 8am - 12:30pm PT....

7/25: Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in El Cerrito/Richmond Annex, Bay to Hills

July 7, 2022

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Workshop flyer for El Cerrito/Richmond Annex on July 25, 2022

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in El Cerrito/Richmond Annex, Bay to Hills!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Monday, July 25th, from 6pm-8pm for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training...

Course Announcement: Fall 2022 Public Health Injury Prevention and Control

July 6, 2022

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,...

Impact of the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program: Insights from the 2022 Follow-Up Survey

Aqshems Nichols
Chen, Katherine L.
Jill F. Cooper
2022

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a collaborative project between UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks) that seeks to assist communities with three goals:

Identifying and better understanding their local transportation safety needs; Developing and strengthening local partnerships between various stakeholders in their community; and Generating a community-specific action plan for improving the safety of active transportation in their area.

These objectives are pursued through...

Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS)

The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been developed by SafeTREC's GIS Program team to provide quick, easy and free access to California crash data that has been geo-coded to make it easy to map out crashes and even view the locations in Google Street View.

The following tools are currently available on TIMS:

NEW! SWITRS Summary Weekly Crash Trends SWITRS Query & Map SWITRS GIS Map California Safety PM Target Setting Collision Diagram SRTS Map Viewer ATP Maps & Summary Data Motorcycle...

6/30 webinar: Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

June 14, 2022
Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2022Graphic representing the adapted Safe System approach with a dark blue circle and six segments with overlaid white text and icons to show the six adapted principles and elements
TIME:
10am - 11am PDT
REGISTER:...

New Publication: Learning the representation of surrogate safety measures to identify traffic conflict

June 14, 2022
New paper highlights a framework to identify traffic conflicts

Former SafeTREC Graduate Student Researcher and current Applied Scientist at Amazon Jiajian Lu has co-authored a new publication, "Learning the representation of surrogate safety measures to identify traffic conflict" with SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek and Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Mark Hansen in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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Learning the representation of surrogate safety measures to identify traffic conflict

Jiajian Lu
Offer Grembek
Mark Hansen
2022

Traffic conflict can be identified by the presence of evasive actions or the amount of temporal (spatial) proximity measures like time-to-collision (TTC). However, it is not enough to use only one kind of measures in some scenarios and it is hard to set a threshold for those measures. This paper proposed a method to identify traffic conflict by learning the representation of TTC and driver maneuver profiles with deep unsupervised learning and clustering the representations into traffic conflict and non-conflict clusters. We first trained a transformer encoder to encode sequences of...

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 (...