Bicycle

Virtual Community Engagement During COVID-19: Caltrans, District 2 and the Karuk Tribe

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Tamy Quigley, a Senior Transportation Planner with Caltrans and the supervisor for the Office of Complete Streets and Livable Communities in District 2. Having worked her whole career in District 2, Tamy has a true sense of where complete streets needs are and who needs to be served the most. Tamy has made it her personal mission to build and maintain connections and partnerships with each community and makes sure she understands the multimodal needs in the district....

SCAG’s Go Human Launches New Traffic Safety Peer Exchange Summer Series

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Courtney Aguirre, Program Manager with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Courtney leads SCAG's Go Human, a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk and bike more. The campaign aims to create safer and healthier cities through education, advocacy, information sharing...

Reimagine 19th: Creating Safer Streets for Walking & Biking in Costa Mesa

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Russell Toler, Founding Member of the Costa Mesa Alliance for Better Streets (CMABS). Russell helped form CMABS about a year and a half ago with some like-minded neighbors when he realized that things were not going to get better without a large, concentrated effort. Since then he and the rest of the CMABS team have been busy trying to build local momentum for the cause for safer streets.

Seizing an Opportunity

The Costa Mesa Alliance for...

Promoting Bicycle Safety in Tuolumne County

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Jack Becker from the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition (MLBC). Jack formerly served as the Executive Director of Bike Bakersfield, and moved to Sonora in 2018, where he joined the MLBC Board. He is a League of American Bicyclist Cycling Instructor and enjoys leading bike safety education for children and adults. Jack is a coach of the local high school composite mountain bike team and regularly commutes by bike around Sonora.

The Motherlode Bicycle...

Safety Story with Amelia Conlen

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Amelia Conlen, Transportation Planner for Ecology Action. Conlen 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 her Safety Story below!

What is your current role?

I am a Transportation Planner for Ecology Action.

What inspired you to work in active...

Safety Story with Ana Lopez

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Ana Lopez, Policy and Program Analyst for SafeTREC and our lead for the Comunidades Activas y Segura (Active and Safe Communities) Program. Lopez calls out the importance of community-centered and culturally/linguistically-sensitive approaches to improve the safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in Spanish-speaking...

Safety Story with Colin Parent

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Lisa Peterson chatted with Colin Parent, Executive Director, at Circulate San Diego and Councilmember for the City of La Mesa, California. Parent 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 his Safety Story below!...

Safety Story with Patrick Phelan

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Jarah Crowner chatted with Patrick Phelan, Infrastructure Administrator with the City of Richmond. Patrick 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. Check out his Safety Story below!

What is your current role?

I am the Infrastructure Administrator in the Public...

Safety Story with Nikita Sinha at Walk San José

In this installment of Stories From the Field, Nikita Sinha of Walk San José shares her experiences advocating for the safety of people in the city who walk, bike, and roll through partnership and community engagement centered in equity. Read more below!

What is your current role?

I work on the Walk San José program with California Walks.

What inspired you to work in active...