Pedestrian Safety

Diffusing innovative road safety practice: A social network approach to identifying opinion leading U.S. cities

LaJeunesse, Seth
Heiny, Stephen
Evenson, Kelly R.
Fiedler, Lisa M.
Cooper, Jill F.

Objective: This study sought to identify opinion-leading U.S. cities in the realm of safe transportation systems by surveying road safety professionals and asking them to identify places that served as models for road safety.

Methods: Using a purposive sampling methodology, we surveyed professionals employed in road safety–related professions (e.g., transportation engineering, planning, public health, law enforcement, and emergency response). Using 183 professionals’ complete responses, we carried out social network analysis to both describe the...

How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops? Short-term findings from a program in California

Barajas, Jesus M.
Beck, Kate M.
Cooper, Jill F.
Lopez, Ana
Reynosa, Amanda

Introduction: Pedestrians and bicyclists make up a disproportionate share of road deaths and injuries, and low-income, majority person-of-color communities tend to face the greatest danger. Comprehensive pedestrian safety programs targeted toward such communities have the potential to build communities’ capacity to address safety issues, but there is a lack of systematic research and evaluation on how effective these programs are.

Methods: We use a mixed-methods approach of surveys, participant observation, and follow-up interviews to evaluate a...

Introducing an Intelligent Intersection

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

This project seeks to remove one important cause of intersection accidents: drivers, pedestrians and cyclists make mistakes because they lack sufficient information about the movement of others as they proceed through an intersection. There is spatial and temporal uncertainty. This missing information can be supplied by an ‘intelligent intersection’. It describes the signal from all approaches; predicts when the signal phase will change; uses sensor data to determine which blind spots are occupied; and predicts red light violations before they occur. The intelligent intersection broadcasts...

Register Now for Street Story Webinar on February 5th

January 28, 2019

Registration Now Open for a Free Webinar from the Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC):

Walk Assessment in Willowbrook

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10am - 11am PT

Applications open for free Complete Streets Safety Assessment (CSSA)

December 7, 2018

SafeTREC is offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California local agencies with a population of over 25,000 people. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

The Complete Streets Safety Assessment (CSSA)

When a local agency applies for a CSSA and is approved for a study, a team of two safety experts in the fields of traffic engineering and planning are assigned...

New Research Brief: The Goal of Road Safety in the Safe Systems Context

October 15, 2018

As part of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety. In our first entry in the series, we provide an overview of the Safe Systems Approach and how it relates to both current road safety...

SafeTREC Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Brief

December 21, 2016

We just released a quarterly research brief featuring newly published research related to bicycle and pedestrian issues.
Please share and distribute to your traffic safety partners.

Spring Research Brief: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

April 21, 2017

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Brief

SafeTREC staff created a summary on practice-ready research presented at the...

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrian Safety

July 26, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we're featuring recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. In case you missed it, yesterday's post was on bicycle safety.

In today's post,...

Apply now for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training in your community!

November 15, 2018

We are excited to share news of another successful year delivering the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program in partnership with California Walks and local residents, agencies, and safety advocates in communities throughout California! We are continually inspired by and grateful for the work being done to create conditions for safer, more accessible and enjoyable walking and biking in their neighborhoods.