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CPBST 5/8: Promoting safe walking and biking in Riverside

May 1, 2023

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with seven communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. We're excited to announce the 2023 CPBST program will launch with our first workshop in Riverside at Arlanza Elementary School on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 8:30am!


SafeTREC's Jill Cooper receives the 2023 NHTSA Public Service Award

April 10, 2023
On April 3, 2023 SafeTREC Co-Director Jill Cooper was honored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with the 2023 NHTSA Public Service Award at the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Seattle, Washington.

Awardees were each recognized at the ceremony by NHTSA Deputy Administrator Sophie Shulman for the meaningful difference they are making in their communities and the contributions they've made to...

Farewell from SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek

March 10, 2023

After 13 great years of leading safety research at University of California, Berkeley, I’ve decided that it’s time for another challenge and I will be leaving my position as Co-Director of the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). My time at SafeTREC has been extremely rewarding and I believe that it was also impactful.


CSCRS Webinar on 3/22: What Can We Learn from Fatal Automated Vehicle Crashes?

March 9, 2023

University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Meredith King, smiling, with event details for the 3/22 CSCRS webinar

Join University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduate Research Assistant Meredith King for the latest session in the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) Research to Practice Bytes Series on Wednesday, March 22 at 11:30am PT for...

Highlights of SafeTREC at TRB Annual Meeting 2023

February 8, 2023

This year SafeTREC faculty, staff and graduate students joined transportation professionals from around the world for the Transportation Research Board 102nd Annual Meeting from January 8-12, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Our team had the opportunity to participate in various events, workshops and activities, connect with alum, and present some of our latest transportation safety research on the Safe System approach, automated vehicle safety, bicycle network connectivity, transportation equity, and more. Enjoy...

2022 California Active Transportation Bills Go into Effect

February 27, 2023
With the start of the new year, California saw a number of active transportation bills go into effect. You can find out what bills are now live below!

Photo of the front of the State Capitol in Sacramento, it's a white building with columns and a large dome in the middle of the roof with pine trees on either side of the building.


Tragic trend in hit-and-run fatalities

February 15, 2023

On February 9, 2023, SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold discussed the tragic trend of hit-and-run fatalities for a CBS Sacramento news story about a hit-and-runVideo still of the NHTSA 2020 hit-and-run statistics in Modesto, California with correspondent Ashley Sharp. "It...

Office of Traffic Safety promotes Street Story at Transit Stops

February 9, 2023

In partnership with UC Berkeley SafeTREC, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has launched a campaign to promote Street Story at a total of eighty-four transit stops in the cities of Berkeley, Sacramento, Chico, and Redding. The tool is also being promoted via social media for the duration of the campaign. The campaign will be running from January 23rd through February 19th, 2023.

Share Your Street Story


Register now for Safe Routes to Parks on Wednesday, February 15th

February 3, 2023

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

Register now for our last session on February 15th! The 2023 Peer Exchange 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...

2022 CSCRS Student of the Year, Aqshems Nichols

December 19, 2022

Today we're excited to share a guest news story from Jennifer Palcher-Silliman, Professional Development and Outreach Program Manager for the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS). This post was originally posted on December 15, 2022.