Explore new Stories from the Field with Circulate San Diego, Ecology Action & the City of Richmond!

September 22, 2021

New Safety Stories highlight how communities are prioritizing action transportation safety

Explore our new installments in the Stories From the Field Series to learn how people on the frontline are improving road safety for people who walk, bike and roll in their communities! In the three latest Safety Stories, the SafeTREC team talked with Patrick Phelan with the City of Richmond, Colin Parent of Circulate San Diego, and Amelia Conlen with Ecology Action. Click on the links below to learn what inspired their work in active transportation safety, and the key elements, lessons learned and valuable takeaways they shared for successful active transportation projects.

Safety Story with Patrick Phelan at the City of Richmond

Photo showing new E-bike fleet provided by Bolt in Point Richmond, CA

E-bike fleet provided by Bolt in Point Richmond, CA (Photo credit: City of Richmond)

In this story, Patrick Phelan, Infrastructure Administrator in the Public Works Department at the City of Richmond, speaks to the importance of community engagement in implementing successful, active transportation projects and about his inspiration for working to make biking, walking and rolling safer for the residents of Richmond. Read more.

Safety Story with Colin Parent at Circulate San Diego

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Circulate San Diego Community Event (Photo credit: Circulate San Diego)

In this story, Colin Parent, Executive Director at Circulate San Diego and Councilmember for the City of La Mesa, California, discusses public policy strategies for advancing safer streets, the importance of working with the press and decision-makers, and the role of empathy in getting to zero traffic deaths and injuries. Read more.

Safety Story with Amelia Conlen at Ecology Action

One adult and one kid walk along the Green Valley popup, a painted planter with flowers is behind them and farms are in the background.

Green Valley Road Pop-up Project in Amesti (Photo credit: Ecology Action)

In this story, Amelia Conlen, Transportation Planner for Ecology Action, calls out the importance of community buy-in in order to create successful bike and pedestrian projects, highlighting two recent projects on Green Valley Road and Portola Drive. Read more.

Explore More Stories from the Field!

Berkeley SafeTREC's safety stories highlight how urban planners, designers, engineers, advocates, and others have implemented safe streets programs, employed best practices, or reported successful outcomes in their communities to advance active transportation safety. 

Are you an active transportation practitioner who's been successful in prioritizing road safety for people who walk or roll? Would you like to be featured on Stories from the Field and share your success with others? Berkeley SafeTREC wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to safetrec@berkeley.edu.