Training and education

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.

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March 27: Upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training in Foothill Farms

March 11, 2019

Interested in learning how to make walking and biking safer for the Foothill Farms community? Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks, in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Sacramento, WALKSacramento and Safety Center Incorporated for the first...

New Publication: How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops?

January 29, 2019

We are proud to announce that SafeTREC researchers and staff co-authored a study for the March 2019 Journal of Transport and Health titled, “How effective are community pedestrian safety training workshops? Short-term findings from a program in California”. The paper, written by Jesus Barajas, Kate Beck, Jill Cooper, Ana Lopez and Amanda Reynosa, assesses the efficacy of SafeTREC’s Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program using a process and outcome...

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
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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...

Save the Date for the CSCRS Safe Systems Summit, Sept. 13-14

April 9, 2018
Save the date for the Safe Systems Summit on September 13-14, 2018!

Interested in learning more about what the Safe Systems approach is to road safety? Mark your calendars for the Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety, which will be held in Durham, North Carolina, from September 13-14, 2018. This event is presented by the Collaborative Sciences Center...

CSCRS Article on Safe Systems Approach in USDOT October 2017 Newsletter

October 13, 2017

What is a safe systems approach to road safety? SafeTREC, a consortium member of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), the new University Transportation Center (UTC) at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), is part of the effort to answer this question and define the concept of a safe systems approach for introduction in the U.S.

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SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Seat Belt Use

September 18, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be highlighting the facts on seat belt use.

In case you missed them, check out the fact sheets on:

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Aging Road Users...

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Motorcycle Safety

July 27, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we have featured recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be wrapping up the week with the facts on motorcycle safety. In case you missed them, check out the fact sheets on alcohol-impaired driving, aging road users,...