Pedestrian Safety

Explore the Tools and Latest Updates on the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS)

March 23, 2022
TIMS Update: 2019 Final and 2020-2021 Provisional SWITRS Crash Data

On March 21, 2022 the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) was updated with the final version of the 2019 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) crash data. In addition, the provisional set of 2020-2021 SWITRS crashes was also updated. Learn more here.


March 29: Relationship Building for Temporary Demonstrations and Quick-Build Projects

March 22, 2022

Members of the Costa Mesa Alliance for Better Streets in a celebratory happily group photo at installation of 19th Street demonstration project

Join UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks for the next session on Tuesday, March 29th in the new 3-part training series, the “Strengthening Partnerships:...

March 15: Using Crowdsourced Data Strategies in Community Engagement

February 28, 2022

Community members at a walking and biking safety training filling out a Street Story survey about their transportation safety experiences, with the title of the Peer Exchange session on 3 stacked color boxes in orange, yellow and blue

UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks are...

Apply now for a Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training!

January 21, 2022
Creating safer streets for walking & biking: apply for a CPBST in your community!

UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks are excited to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program!


Conducting Community Engagement with a Safe System Lens

October 20, 2021
New policy brief addresses how to apply the Safe System approach to community engagement

Few resources, if any, address how to apply the Safe System framework in community engagement and planning efforts. In a new policy brief, "Conducting Community Engagement with a Safe System Lens" UC Berkeley SafeTREC's Senior Policy & Program Analyst Katherine L. Chen and Co-Director Jill F. Cooper provide an overview of how the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Safe System elements and principles...

Conducting Community Engagement with a Safe System Lens

Katherine L. Chen
Jill F. Cooper


Over 3,600 people died in traffic crashes in California in 2019; more than one in four people who died was a pedestrian or bicyclist (NHTSA). The burden of death and injury is unequally distributed - based on mode type, on race and ethnicity, and on income - as a consequence of historic and structurally inequitable funding and policy decisions (Archer, Sandt, Santana). Our current road network is a dichotomy of areas that connect people to things they need and underserved communities with restricted mobility. The Safe System approach offers...

Tribal Transportation Safety Assessments (TTSA)

Tribal Transportation Safety Assessment (TTSA) State Planning Research (SPR)

Participants in Happy Camp safety assessment

UC Berkeley SafeTREC conducted Tribal Transportation Safety Assessments (TTSA) for seven (7) California Native American Tribes. The Tribal Transportation Safety Assessment (TTSA) - State Planning Research (SPR) was funded by the ...

New Resources for Street Story Now Available in Spanish

November 30, 2021

Within the past year, several new resources have been developed for Street Story, an online 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.


Explore our new series of transportation safety videos!

October 26, 2021

Since 2019, UC Berkeley SafeTREC has produced a yearly series of brief videos showcasing current and timely transportation safety issues and the research being done at the Center. Click on the links below to explore our latest 2021 series!

Active Transportation Needs Assessments (ATNA)

Active Transportation Needs Assessments with California Native American Tribes

Street assessment

SafeTREC in partnership with the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) and the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria conducted Active Transportation Needs Assessments for a...