Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST)

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The purpose of the CPBST program is to train local neighborhood residents and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and to strengthen their collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike.  

The program, begun in 2009 as the Community Pedestrian Safety Training (CPST) program, was expanded in 2016 to incorporate strategies to improve bicycle safety and renamed the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program.


As of 2018, SafeTREC and California Walks have conducted 77 pedestrian and bicycle safety trainings throughout California. 

Explore our interactive map of the CPBST Program to view and access summary reports where available of each workshop proceedings, as well as ideas identified during the process and recommendations for pedestrian/bicycle safety projects, policies, and programs. 

CPBST Map of 2018

View a web accessible, text version of the CPBST Interactive Map.

For an evaluation of the effectiveness of the CPBST, please view:

About the CPBST

The half­‐day training is designed to provide participants with pedestrian and bicycle safety best practices and a range of proven strategies to address and improve pedestrian safety conditions and concerns (the 6 E’s: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, Empowerment). Participants are then guided on a walkability assessment of nearby streets before setting pedestrian and bicycle safety priorities and actionable next steps for their community. Each training is tailored to a specific community, enlisting participation from community members and safety advocates, along with professional staff and officials from local government and agencies.

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings 2017

This training teaches basic pedestrian and bicycle safety best practices (e.g. high visibility crosswalks, crash reduction factors), community engagement skills (e.g. identifying community professionals empowered to solve problems), walkability/bikeability assessment of a selected pedestrian/bicyclist danger area, and mapping or other small group interactive prioritization of safety issues.             

The training uses SafeTREC analytic tools such as the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) and data analysis. At the training, participants will engage in:

  • Expert-led presentations
  • Interactive training sessions
  • Small group discussion
  • Walkability/bikeability Assessment

At the end of the training, participants will have a set of pedestrian safety priorities and a next steps action plan to promote safe walking in the community. The training is also designed to help communities with development and implementation of a Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Action Plan.

Learn more: 

Upcoming Trainings

Community/CountyDate/Time/LocationRegistration Link/Flyer
Foothill Farms
Sacramento County

Wednesday, March 27; 10:00am-1:00pm
Foothill Ranch Middle School
5001 Diablo Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842
Text/call (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer.

Los Angeles County

Monday, April 29, 2019; 9:30am-1:00pm
Joyner Elementary School, Professional Development Room
1963 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002
Call: (818) 509-4112

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

South Los Angeles
Los Angeles County

Thursday, May 2, 2019; 4:00pm-7:30pm
Twentieth Street Elementary School Auditorium
1353 E. 20th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011
Call: (714) 742-2295

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Boyle Heights
Los Angeles County
Friday, May 17, 2019: 10:30am-2:00pm
Hollenbeck Middle School Auditorium
2510 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Call: (818) 509-4112

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

San Bernardino County
Wednesday, May 22, 2019: 9:00am-12:30pm
Vermont Elementary School
3695 Vermont St., San Bernardino, CA 92407
Call: (714) 742-2295

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Merced County

Tuesday, August 20, 2019: 9am - 12:30pm
Houlihan Park, Planada Community Center
9167 Stanford Avenue, Planada, CA 95365
Or call to register: (916) 926-3784

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Stanislaus County

Wednesday, September 4, 2019: 12:30pm-4pm
Wakefield Elementary School, Room 12
400 South Avenue, Turlock, CA 95380
Or call to register: (714)742-2295

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Unincorporated Bakersfield
Kern County

Friday, September 6, 2019: 8:30am-11:30am
Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Parent Resource Center
2161 Potomac Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Or call to register: (714) 742-2295

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Los Angeles County

Saturday, September 14, 2019: 9:30am-1:00pm
Azusa Light and Water Department
729 N. Asuza Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702
Or call to register: (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Blue Lake Rancheria
Humboldt County

Tuesday, September 17, 2019: 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Government Office
428 Chartin Road, Blue Lake, CA 95525

Call: (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer.

Santa Monica - Pico Neighborhood
Los Angeles County

Sunday, September 22, 2019: 12pm-3:30pm
Virginia Avenue Park, Teen Center
2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Or call to register: (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Los Angeles County

Thursday, September 26, 2019: 4pm-7pm
American Heroes Park, Community Building
642 West Jackman Street, Lancaster, CA 94534
Or call to register: (714) 742-0741

Download the flyer: English/Spanish

Apply for a CPBST in Your Community!

Applications for the CPBST program are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for a training in your community, review the Program Application (English/Spanish) and submit to Miha Tomuta at miha@californiawalks.orgFor questions or help filling out the application, call Miha Tomuta at (714) 742-0741 or email Para Español, por favor contacte a Wendy Ortiz at (714) 742-2295 or email

Please visit the CPBST program page for more information.

If you have any questions about the CPBST Program, please contact Katherine Chen at

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.