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December 6, 2018

From coast to coast, a number of cities have commited to Vision Zero, an approach to road safety that aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while working to ensure safety for all. To help city leaders focus commitments and actions on the most significant and proven areas of change to advance safe mobility, the Vision Zero Network has released a new resource, "Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities."

December 3, 2018

As the year comes to a close, we've gathered together a selection of webinars promoting active transportation, and proven road safety approaches and countermeasures. 

Have a webinar you'd like us to share? Please submit your event here.

Vision Zero 101: The Basics
Hosted by Vision Zero Network
December 05, 2018 at 9am PT / 12Pm ET // Registration

November 20, 2018

Increasing opportunities for walking and biking has many health benefits. But how can cities and counties support and create streets in our communities that are accessible and safe for all users? What types of improvements and plans are needed forCover of new SRTSNP Report pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists to get where they need to go safely, comfortably and easily?

November 7, 2018

Metro (the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is currently working on updating their Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), which was last adopted in 2009. To help shape the update of the plan, Metro is seeking public input on their project website, Our Next LA*

November 1, 2018

This month, we're highlighting a selection of webinars promoting active transportation, walkability, and how to create safer walking and biking for all in our communities. 

October 10, 2018

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the Guide for Scalable Risk Assessment Methods for Pedestrians and Bicyclists as a resource for transportation agencies and practitioners for assessing pedestrian and bicyclist risk.

October 1, 2018

This month, we're highlighting a selection of webinars promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety through a variety of strategies. Explore our round-up highlighting how policy changes, safety analysis methods, community engagement, safety countermeasures, and more can create safer walking and biking for all!

Have a webinar you'd like us to share? Please submit your event here.

September 17, 2018

For those engaged in planning, designing or advocating for safe pedestrian and bicycle facilities, tracking down the resources you need can be a challenge.

2018 Sustainable Communities Program Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Sustainable Communities Program through the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)! The program recognizes sustainable solutions to local growth challenges and has resulted in local plans that promote sustainability through the integration of transportation and land use. 

September 14, 2018

Do you live in Nevada County? Get involved and share your input on the development of the new Active Transportation Plan (ATP)! The Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC), in coordination with the County of Nevada, City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City, and Town of Truckee is in the process of developing the plan, which will evaluate pedestrian and bicycle needs, and identify and prioritize active transportation recommendations by jurisdiction.

September 3, 2018

September is #PedestrianSafetyMonth! Everyone is a pedestrian, whether or not walking is one’s primary mode of travel, and as a commute mode, walking is gaining in numbers. Yet, nearly 16 pedestrians died every day, averaging a pedestrian every 1.5 hours, in traffic collisions in 2016. According to the latest pedestrian safety facts from UC Berkeley SafeTREC, pedestrian fatalities rose 32.8% from 653 in 2012 to 867 in 2016 in California.

August 9, 2018

August 1, 2018

It's August and that means school is around the corner! As we transition into fall and a new school year fast arriving with children and families walking and bicycling, it's a great time to discuss safety measures around transportation and the importance of sharing the road safely. Explore these upcoming webinars in August that will discuss strategies and methods for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety! Please be sure to register in advance.

July 19, 2018

July 17, 2018

Fall 2018 Public Health 285a Injury Prevention and Control meets weekly on Friday, 2-4 pm, 2 units (3 units with a paper)

July 16, 2018

The CSCRS 2018 Safe Systems Summit planning committee is excited to promote the research poster showcase, scheduled for the first day of the Summit on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center.

July 2, 2018

Do you enjoy the variety of active transportation webinars available? Do you want to continue learning more about safe active transportation and complete streets? There are several conferences and summits in the upcoming months. Learn about innovative research in reducing transportation injuries and fatalities, policy related to promoting safe active transportation and safe systems in transportation planning. Please visit the links  below for more information. Registration fees vary.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month! NRPA wants us all to undiscover the unnoticed aspects of local parks and recreation, like innovating health and wellness opportunities, community celebrations, outdoor education and more. There is an important connection between public parks and active transportation.

July 1, 2018

Parks and Rec Month

What comes to mind when you hear "Parks and Rec?"