Safe System

Assessing How Private Beliefs Conflict with Public Action on Safe Systems

R38: Assessing How Private Beliefs Conflict with Public Action on Safe Systems

Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Seth LaJeunesse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Principal Investigator:
Jill Cooper, University of California, Berkeley

Funding Organization

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)


Summary

This project aims to assess the degree of pluralistic ignorance in people’s minds about what others prioritize in...

Traffic safety crisis marked by spike in hit-and-run deaths

April 12, 2022

On March 31, 2022 SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold commented on the steady rise of hit-and-run deaths in the last 15 years as a share of traffic deaths in anPedestrian crosswalk button near an intersection article, "Traffic safety crisis marked by spike in hit-and-run deaths" with CNN Business journalist...

CSCRS Safe System work featured in UTC Newsletter

April 20, 2022
CSCRS Vision Zero & Safe System Research Highlighted in UTC Spotlight

The April 2022 edition of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) UTC Spotlight newsletter highlighted the extensive research that the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) has conducted on Vision Zero plans and how to support them using the Safe System approach to road safety in a new...

Safe System and Vision Zero

SafeTREC research in progress

Explore our current research projects on the Safe System approach to road safety and Vision Zero.

Assessing How Private Beliefs Conflict with Public Action on Safe Systems

This project will reveal and reconcile the sizable gap between what members of the public most want from their transportation system and what they believe others—including policymakers—want from the system. Research on pluralistic ignorance with respect to transportation investment priorities can aid in bridging the chasm between Safe Systems theory and practice, and...

Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits

Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits
Research Team

Offer Grembek
University of California, Berkeley

Funding Organization

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Task Number: 3896

Summary Transportation professionals and policy makers in California are confronting a growing problem: increases in road traffic fatalities, injuries, and crashes despite a commitment to safety. In California, nearly 3,600 people die each year in traffic crashes and more than 13,000 people 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!

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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
2021

Introduction

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...

CSCRS Collaborator Profile: SafeTREC Co-Director David Ragland

January 14, 2022
CSCRS Collaborator Profile features SafeTREC's David Ragland

SafeTREC Co-Director David Ragland was featured in the latest edition of "CSCRS Crossroads", the quarterly newsletter of the Collaborative Sciences Center for...

Course Announcement: Spring 2022 Traffic Safety and Injury Control

January 6, 2022

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Course Description:

Injuries from traffic crashes are a major cause of death and disability in the United States and around the...