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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. 

January 4, 2019

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently posted staff recommendations for funded projects for the Statewide and Small Urban & Rural components of the 2019 Active Transportation Program (ATP).

ATP Program Logo

December 31, 2018

Caltrans, in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley is hosting the 2019 California Transportation Planning Conference, "Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Navigating California's Changing Landscape" from February 25 - 27, 2019.

Graphic for 2019 Conference

2019 is nearly here! In celebration of the upcoming New Year and the opportunity to gain insights, tools, and practices for creating safer streets for all in your community, we've gathered together a selection of webinars promoting active transportation in January and February.

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


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*

Shared road traffic signals