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July 23, 2019

A recently released guide, Safe Streets, Healthy Families Advocacy Guide, offers L.A. neighborhood residents a suite of tools and resources to improve street conditions through advocacy and education. The safety advocacy guide, created by Los Angeles Walks, Best Start Metro L.A.

July 19, 2019

The City of San José is updating their bike master plan to improve bikeway connections for Santa Clara County residents. Changes in land use and transportation have enabled opportunities in San José to develop a multi-modal transportation network that accommodates a wide range of users of all ages and abilities.

June 27, 2019

 Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation by attending upcoming webinars happening in July 2019!

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June 20, 2019

It’s not too late to register for the California Bicycle Coalition’s California Bicycle Summit, taking place from October 15-17 at the Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles. The summit is open to active transportation practitioners, advocates, and community residents working to make bicycling an affordable, inclusive, and equitable form of transportation for all.

June 17, 2019

Last month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a new design guide summarizing best practices to enhance safety at intersections, “Don’t Give Up at the Intersection: Designing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Crossings.” Since NACTO released its innovative Urban Bikeway Design Guide in 2011, North American cities have expanded protected bikeway networ

June 2, 2019

 Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation by attending upcoming webinars happening in June 2019!

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May 30, 2019

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is thrilled to pilot Safety Stories, a new storytelling feature on the California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (CATSIP) website. Safety Stories provides an avenue for planners, designers, engineers and safe active transportation advocates to share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices for improving active transportation safety among California’s diverse communities.

May 12, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in May 2019!

May 7, 2019

May is National Bicycle Safety Month!

April 17, 2019

April 11, 2019 article reposted with permission from The Berkeley Times 

April 9, 2019

April 3, 2019

Everyone starts their trip as a pedestrian, whether by walking to their car, heading to a transit station, an e-bike corral, or pushing a stroller down the sidewalk. Some folks, either out of choice or pure necessity, complete entire trips by walking, while others might walk for exercise or to de-stress. The benefits of walking (or rolling) are manifold: reduced air pollution, decreased risk of chronic health conditions, stronger ties to the community, and boosts to the local economy. Simply put, when we plan and design healthy, safe, livable walking communities everybody benefits.

March 25, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in April 2019!

March 13, 2019

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC), along with Caltrans, is hosting two trainings next month intended to guide practitioners in the planning and design of bicycle routes along roadways in California. These free, day-long introductory courses are designed for architects, planners, engineers from local, regional and state agencies to “explore the tools used to assess and evaluate the suitability of a transportation route and facilitate its use by all types of cyclists.” Larry Moore, a retired Caltrans engineer, will teach both courses.

February 28, 2019

In communities throughout California, there is a call to make our streets safer for people of all ages and abilities, no matter how they are traveling, whether that is by car, walking, biking or riding a bus. In 2016, 16 pedestrians died every day in traffic collisions, averaging a pedestrian every 1.5 hours. Bicycle fatalities increased by 8.1% from 136 fatalities in 2015 to 147 fatalities in 2016. How might we rethink this focus and design with safety in mind for all modes of travel?

February 26, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in March 2019!

This month, learn about methods to improve the safety for people walking and rolling for transportation with webinars from the Federal Highway Safety Administration (FHWA), the U.S. Department of Transportation, America Walks, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center.

February 7, 2019

February 5, 2019

Source: California Highway Safety Patrol

A new group of California laws took effect January 1, 2019 related to roadway safety for bicycle and pedestrian travel. 

In short, the new laws update rules for motorized scooters, amend guidelines for helmet use, extend hit-and-run law provisions to people using a Class I bikeway, and enable roadway users to accurately reflect their gender identity on state-issued documents.

Stay informed of California’s new traffic safety laws:

January 31, 2019

A new report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition looks at pedestrian safety in the United States by measuring how deadly it is for people walking as a means of transportation.

January 25, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in February 2019! 

This month, explore a variety of topics related to pedestrian, bicycle, and non-motorized travel safety with some of the nation's leading active transportation experts. Topics include: approaches to pedestrian safety analysis, fresh tools for community engagement and empowerment, building resilient transportation infrastructure, fostering equity, and aligning with human-centered mobility principles.