Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Brief

July 18, 2017

Data is the bread and butter of safety analysis. This research brief highlights three new peer-reviewed studies that focus on questions around pedestrian and bicycle safety data and the patterns they identify. Read the full Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Brief to explore our findings

Motor vehicle speed as a risk factor in pedestrian safety

McMillan, Tracy
Cooper, Jill F.
2019

Speed is a significant risk factor in road safety. Several recent reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) highlight the need for a greater focus on speed management at the national, state and local level.

Upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops in Los Angeles County

April 19, 2019

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops! These workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley SafeTREC in partnership with California Walks. The CPBST program trains 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 April 30th webinar: Meeting Communities Where They Are

April 12, 2019

Meeting Communities Where They Are: Innovative Engagement and Partnerships
Tuesday, April 30, 2019: 11:00AM - 12PM PDT

Register Today!

Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Bridging the Gap between Land Use Groups and Empirical Clusters

April 16, 2019

New Paper Published by SafeTREC Researcher Aditya Medury

SafeTREC postdoctural researcher Aditya Medury has co-authored a newly published paper, "Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Bridging the Gap between Land Use Groups and Empirical Clusters" with researchers Julia B. Griswold, Louis Huang and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Making intersections safer with I2V communication

Grembek, Offer
Kurzhanskiy, Alex A.
Medury, Aditya
Varaiya, Pravin
Yu, Mengqiao
2019

Intersections are hazardous places. Threats arise from interactions among pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles, more complicated vehicle trajectories in the absence of lane markings, phases that prevent determining who has the right of way, invisible vehicle approaches, vehicle obstructions, and illegal movements. These challenges are not fully addressed by the “road diet” and road redesign prescribed in Vision Zero plans, nor will they be completely overcome by autonomous vehicles with their many sensors and tireless attention to surroundings.

New Publication: A Pedestrian Exposure Model for the California State Highway System

April 10, 2019

New Paper Published by SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold

SafeTREC researcher Julia B. Griswold has co-authored a newly published paper, "A Pedestrian Exposure Model for the California State Highway System" with researchers Aditya Medury, Robert J. Schneider, Dave Amos, Ang Li and Offer Grembek in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Apply now for a Safe Routes to School Launch Program in your community!

March 13, 2019

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and UC Berkeley SafeTREC are accepting applications for the next round of the Safe Routes to School Launch Program in 2019! We are looking for three California communities eager to move to a new level of safety and support for students walking and rolling to school.