Pedestrian Safety

2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrian Safety

October 15, 2019

Today, we are excited to launch the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series which will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day this week and next, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on pedestrian safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on bicycle safety.

2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrian Safety

Chen, Katherine L.
Tsai, Bor-Wen
Fortin, Garrett
Cooper, Jill F.
2019

As a commute mode, walking is gaining in numbers. 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 traffic deaths increased from 12 percent in 2008 to 16 percent in 2017. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 35 percent from 2008 to 2017 while other traffic deaths decreased by 6 percent.

New Research Brief: Community Trainings at Work

September 22, 2019

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program trains and mobilizes communities to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthens collaboration with local officials and agency staff. This research brief summarizes an evaluation of the CPBST program completed in 2018. Read the full research brief.

Community Trainings at Work: An Evaluation of Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings

Beck, Kate M.
2019

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program trains and mobilizes communities to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and strengthens collaboration with local officials and agency staff. This research brief summarizes an evaluation of the CPBST program completed in 2018. 

Investigating the underreporting of pedestrian and bicycle crashes in and around university campuses - a crowdsourcing approach

Medury, Aditya
Grembek, Offer
Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia
Shafizadeh, Kevan
2017

In this paper, the non-motorized traffic safety concerns in and around three university campuses are evaluated by comparing police-reported crash data with traffic safety information sourced from the campus communities themselves. The crowdsourced traffic safety data comprise of both self-reported crashes as well as perceived hazardous locations. The results of the crash data analysis reveal that police-reported crashes underrepresent non-motorized safety concerns in and around the campus regions.

Safe Routes to School Launch Communities Receive California ATP Funding

August 21, 2019

We are excited to share this guest blog post by Margaux Mennesson, Marketing & Communications Manager with the Safe Routes Partnership. The original post appeared on the Safe Routes Partnership blog on August 7, 2019.


Evaluating Research on Data Linkage to Assess Underreporting of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injury in Police Crash Data

Doggett, Sarah
Ragland, David R.
Felschundneff, Grace
2018

Traffic safety decisions are based predominantly on information from police collision reports. However, a number of studies suggest that such reports tend to underrepresent bicycle and pedestrian collisions. Underreporting could lead to inaccurate evaluation of crash rates and may under- or overestimate the effects of road safety countermeasures. This review examined ten studies that used data linkage to explore potential underreporting of pedestrian and/or bicyclist injury in police collision reports.

Register now for a community pedestrian and bicycle safety workshop in Planada, 8/20 and in Blue Lake Rancheria, 9/17!

August 13, 2019

Register now for one of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops coming up in Planada and Blue Lake Rancheria to identify priorities to make walking and biking safer for everyone - including seniors, students, parents, and people with disabilities. These workshops train neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.

Register now for Street Story Webinar on August 7th

July 19, 2019

Registration Now Open for a Free Webinar with UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks:

Participants at CPBST Workshop using Street Story

Street Story at Work: How Communities are Using the Tool
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 3pm - 4pm PT