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).


This section covers the California legislation and vehicle codes related to improving roadway safety for people that walk, bike, or roll for transportation. 

Upcoming Active Transportation Webinars in June!

June 2, 2019

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Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation by attending upcoming webinars happening in June 2019!

New NACTO Design Guide: Don’t Give Up at the Intersection

June 17, 2019

Last month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a new design guide summarizing best practices to enhance safety at intersections, “Don’t Give Up at the Intersection: Designing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Crossings.” Since NACTO released its innovative Urban Bikeway Design Guide in 2011, North American cities have expanded protected bikeway networ

Caltrans Policies

What is Caltrans?

Caltrans is the California Department of Transportation and is responsible for providing a safe, sustainable, efficient and integrated transportation system that meets the needs of all roadway users in California.

California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

What is the Strategic Highway Safety Plan? 

The California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a statewide, coordinated safety plan that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing fatalities and severe injuries to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists on all public roads. It is the result of efforts by a collaboration among state agencies with responsibilities for or jurisdiction over all facets of traffic safety in California. 

Vulnerable Road User Laws and Anti-Harassment Ordinances

What are Vulnerable Road User Laws? 

Vulnerable road user laws are commonly adopted at the state level and intend to protect vulnerable road users, including people walking and rolling, from intentionally or negligently motor vehicle driver behavior resulting in injury or death.  

Register for the California Bicycle Summit: October 15-17

June 20, 2019

It’s not too late to register for the California Bicycle Coalition’s California Bicycle Summit, taking place from October 15-17 at the Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles. The summit is open to active transportation practitioners, advocates, and community residents working to make bicycling an affordable, inclusive, and equitable form of transportation for all.

Crash Data

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 36,750 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, a slight decrease of roughly 1.0 percent from the reported fatalities that occurred in 2017. While this decrease is an improvement, there is still much work to be done for ensuring safety on our roadways, especially for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and bicyclists.