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.

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

NEW INTERACTIVE MAP:

Explore our new 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 a summary of trainings conducted from 2009-2015, please view the:

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 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 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. 

Upcoming 2019 Trainings


Foothill Farms, Sacramento County 

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 10:00am-1:00pm
LOCATION: Foothill Ranch Middle School, 5001 Diablo Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842
REGISTRATION: register online at http://bit.ly/FoothillFarms or text/call (714) 742-0741.

Download the flyer

Watts, Los Angeles County 

DATE/TIME: April 29, 2019; 9:30am-1:00pm
LOCATION: Joyner Elementary School, Professional Development Room, 1963 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002
REGISTRATIONregister online at http://bit.ly/WalkBikeWatts or text/call (818) 509-4112

Download the flyer (English/Spanish)

South Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

DATE/TIME: May 2, 2019; 4:00pm-7:30pm
LOCATION: Twentieth Street Elementary School, Auditorium, 1353 E. 20th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011
REGISTRATION: register online at http://bit.ly/WalkBikeSouthLA or text/call (714) 742-2295

Download the flyer (English/Spanish)

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles County 

DATE/TIME: May 17, 2019; 10:30am-2:00pm
LOCATION: Hollenbeck Middle School Auditorium, 2510 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
REGISTRATION: register online at http://bit.ly/BoyleHeightsWalkBike or text/call (818) 509-4112

Download the flyer (English/Spanish)

Azusa, Los Angeles County

COMING SOON! 

Blue Lake Rancheria, Humboldt County

COMING SOON! 

Lancaster, Los Angeles County

COMING SOON! 

Muscoy, San Bernadino County

COMING SOON! 

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County

COMING SOON!

Turlock, Stanislaus County

COMING SOON!

Unincorporated Southeast Bakersfield, Kern County

COMING SOON!

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 miha@californiawalks.org. Para Español, por favor contacte a Wendy Ortiz at (714) 742-2295 or email wendy.ortiz@californiawalks.org.

Please visit the CPBST program page for more information.

If you have any questions about the CPBST Program, please contact Jill Cooper, 510-643-4259.

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