Safe System

Mobility Safety for California’s Affordable Housing Residents: Co-locating Improvements

Kyler Blodgett
2024

California is rapidly building affordable housing, much of which is dedicated to specific populations like seniors, families, and formerly unhoused residents. However, these groups have unique mobility safety concerns as vulnerable road users and are often left out of current policies and funding programs that link housing and transportation. This research brief explores the gap in the literature and California’s policy priorities related to residents’ mobility and housing. It then analyzes data for Alameda County, finding that approximately 40% of government-funded affordable developments...

Join SafeTREC this week for Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings in Jurupa Valley and San Bernardino

June 18, 2024

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks for these upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in the following communities:

Community Date Flyer Jurupa Valley Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 10:30am - 1:30pm English |...

June 11, 2024: SafeTREC's Griswold and Oum to present at OTS Traffic Safety Law Enforcement Forum

June 5, 2024
Upcoming forum to highlight the importance of traffic safety throughout CaliforniaCalifornia Office of Traffic Safety Logo

On June 11, 2024 SafeTREC's Director Julia Griswold and Associate Director SangHyouk Oum will present on key traffic safety topics at the ...

Join us for an upcoming Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training in Tulare and Kingsburg!

May 16, 2024

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks for these upcoming Comunidades Activas y Seguras (CAyS) and Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops in the following communities:

Community Date Flyer CAyS Workshop: Tulare Friday, May 17, 2024 | 8:30am - 11:30am English |...

SafeTREC's Griswold awarded new contract for "Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits: Phase II"

May 6, 2024
Research project to inform future speed-limit-setting in CaliforniaPrinciples and elements of the Safe System approach to road safety

In April, 2024 SafeTREC Director Julia Griswold was awarded a new contract, "...

Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits

Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits: Phase II

Research Team

Julia Griswold
University of California, Berkeley

Funding Organization

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Task Number: 27

Summary

The objective of this research is to develop preliminary technical requirements for a Safe System approach to setting speed limits in California. In the previous phase of the research, New Zealand’s approach was identified as appropriate for implementation in California. The...

The 2024 CSSA: Partnering with 16 communities to advance Complete Streets safety improvements

March 29, 2024

This year as part of SafeTREC's Complete Streets Safety Assessment Program (CSSA) we are excited to share that we will be partnering with 16 communities throughout California to identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users.

Participants at the Santa Cruz Complete Streets Safety Assessment conducting a walk audit

The 2024 CSSA Program

SafeTREC's...

The 2024 CPBSP: Partnering with 13 communities throughout California for safer walking, biking & rolling

March 25, 2024

UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks are excited to share news about the communities throughout California that we will be partnering with this year as part of our 2024 Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP)!

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Watch the recording: Toolkit for Safe Speed Limit Setting - New Flexibility Under California State Law

February 21, 2024
Want to implement lower speed limits in your community? Watch the conversation with SafeTREC, Caltrans, and Rock Miller, PE to learn how to get started!

Two construction workers install a 25 MPH speed limit sign on the sign of the road.

Two recently passed state laws (...

"Funding pedestrian and bicycle safety" peer exchange on January 18

January 4, 2023

 My community is energized about pedestrian and bicycle safety! Where do we go from here? A 2023 Peer Exchange Series"

Once again, we are proud to host our three-part Peer Exchange program! The series supports communities as they work to implement pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety programming and improvements. All meetings will take place Wednesdays at 11am PT. We invite...