Safety Story with Ariel Williams-Lewis

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Ariel Williams-Lewis, Program Manager of the Community and Youth Engagement program at the National Health Foundation (NHF). Williams-Lewis calls out the importance of planning for communities with the individual in mind, not just the active transportation goals planners aim to achieve. Read her Safety Story below!

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Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners

April 15, 2015

 A GUIDE FOR PRACTITIONERSNew strategies for transportation require new measurements of success. Over the last decade, the National Complete Streets Coalition has promoted the use of performance measures that better reflect multimodal needs and that are relevant to individuals using the system....

November 19, 2023: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR)

November 13, 2023
Logo for the WDoR in the U.S. with "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in the U.S. in black text on two lines, with icons of people traveling via multiple modes

Every third Sunday in November, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR) is held to honor those who have lost their lives or been impacted by roadway...

TRB Session: Monday, 1/11 Research Convergence in Bicycle and Pedestrian Modes

January 8, 2016

JANUARY 10-14, 2016

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.
SafeTREC Frank Proulx will present "Estimating Bicycle Volumes Using a Combination of Disparate Data Sources" on Monday, Jan 11 at 10:45am.

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, biking, or rolling, from intentionally or negligently motor vehicle driver behavior resulting in injury or death.

These laws protect anyone using shared roadways that are not protected by the steel frame of an automobile and operate on the principle of general deterrence, where there is an increased penalty for those whose motor vehicle driver behavior leads to death or serious injury of vulnerable road users....

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!...

Explore new Stories from the Field with Circulate San Diego, Ecology Action & the City of Richmond!

September 22, 2021
New Safety Stories highlight how communities are prioritizing action transportation safety

Explore our new installments in the 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 three latest Safety Stories, the SafeTREC team talked with Patrick Phelan with the City of Richmond, Colin Parent of Circulate San Diego, and Amelia Conlen with Ecology Action. Click on the links below to learn...

The Role of Media and Road Safety

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in February 2022, 31,720 people died nationwide in motor vehicle crashes from January 2021 through September 2021. This is roughly a 12% increase from the same time period in 2020, and the highest number...

New Funding Opportunities for Active Transportation from America Walks, OakDOT and NCMM

September 16, 2021
Looking for opportunities to advance safe, active travel in California? Check out these upcoming funding opportunities to power your work!

America Walks Community Change Grant 2021 America Walks logo

America Walk’s Community Change Grant program aims to support the growing...

Explore our new Safety Story with California Walks

July 28, 2023

Explore our newest installment in the 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! Check out the latest Safety Story where the SafeTREC team talked with Karen Rodriguez with California Walks to discuss her inspiration for working in active transportation and lessons gained from a recent...