Pedestrian Safety

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.

Overview of the 2020 Study

The California Statewide Public Opinion Traffic Study is an annual cross-sectional survey of California drivers ages 18 and over regarding their opinions on traffic safety issues such as speeding, distracted driving,...

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

This webinar hosted by WALKSacramento will provide participants with tools needed to lead and conduct your own assessment of walking and biking...

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

In one-quarter square mile, the Tenderloin neighborhood in...

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


Funding Organization

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)...

Vulnerable Road User Safety

SafeTREC research in progress

Explore our current research projects on vulnerable road user safety.


Bicycle Crash Corridors

Figure 2 of heatmap of corridors

While spot safety approaches are effective and necessary, they address the...

Media Narratives of Pedestrian & Bicyclist-Involved Crashes

May 20, 2020

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to share a new research highlight by graduate student researcher Marta Polovin, "Media Narratives of Pedestrian & Bicyclist-Involved Crashes."

New research highlight focuses on how media and popular discourse factor into traffic safety perspectives and outcomes. 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...

New resource: CPBST Program Workshop Follow-Up Survey Highlights

April 28, 2020

According to the latest traffic safety data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), while traffic fatalities have decreased 8.3% from 3,884 in 2017 to 3,563 in 2018, the safety for those walking and biking in our communities continues to be a concern. In 2018, there were 893 pedestrian fatalities (a 5% decrease from 2017) and 155 bicyclist fatalities (an increase of 6.89% from 2017). Ensuring that our communities are safe for walking, biking and rolling is key for community health...

New Features Added to Street Story Tool

April 20, 2020

Exciting news! Features around micromobility and infrastructure improvements have been added to UC Berkeley SafeTREC’s 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. This information is publicly accessible in downloadable maps and tables, and can be easily recorded and shared with community partners....

Pedestrian Crash Hot Spots

Identification Methods for Pedestrian Crash Hot Spots
Research Team:

Dr. Aditya Medury
Dr. Offer Grembek


Funding Organization:

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)


Publications and Resources: Medury, A., & Grembek, O. (2016). Dynamic programming-based hot spot identification approach for pedestrian crashes. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 93, 198-206.
Study Description:

Network screening techniques are widely used by state agencies to identify locations with high...