Explore our new Safety Stories with Senior and Disability Action & the City of Santa Monica

New Safety Stories highlight how communities are prioritizing safer, more accessible streets for all people

June 20, 2023

Explore our newest installments in the Stories from You and 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 two latest Safety Stories, the SafeTREC team talked with Jessica Lehman with Senior and Disability Action and Jason Kligier with the City of Santa Moncia. 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 community mobilization for street safety and successful active transportation projects.

A group of protestors walking across Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at 55th Street. Two protestors hold a Senior and Disability Action banner, others hold handmade posters, and many are chanting.

Safety Story with Jessica Lehman

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Jessica Lehman, Executive Director at Senior and Disability Action. With expansion into the East Bay, Senior and Disability launched and won a successful street safety campaign on a particularly tough portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Oakland for people of all ages and abilities. Read her Safety Story.

Community members conducting a walk audit on Wilshire Blvd.

Safety Story with Jason Kligier

For this installment of Stories from the Field, City of Santa Monica Mobility Manager Jason Kligier discusses the development of the 2022 Local Roadway Safety Plan, implementing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements as part of achieving the city's Vision Zero goals, and the importance of data analysis, community engagement, and outreach. Read his Safety Story.

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 prioritizing road safety for people that walk, bike or roll? Would you like to be featured in a Safety Story and share your success with others? Berkeley SafeTREC wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to safetrec@berkeley.edu

These Safety Stories interviews were conducted in collaboration with UC Berkeley SafeTREC. The opinions and perspectives expressed are those of the interviewees and not necessarily those of SafeTREC.

Jessica speaks to the crowd at the action for the safety campaign (Photo credit: Jesse Rosenberg)

Jessica Lehman

Executive Director

Senior and Disability Action

Photo of Santa Monica Mobility Manager Jason Kligier, smiling in a white button up & dark plaid tie

Jason Kligier

Mobility Manager

City of Santa Monica