Pedestrian and Bicyclist Counts

Pedestrian and bicycle counts are often required for transportation models, to determine capacity and to assess the attractiveness of a streetscape to non-motorized users. By counting them, it is possible to demonstrate their significance as road users in allocating resources for improvements. Counts can also serve as benchmarks for evaluations of safety enhancements.

Counts also allow us to fully understand crash data, because they help us better visualize how common crashes are in our research area. Below, you'll find resources on counts for specific regions in California, guides...

Join the GoSafely Movement: Share your thoughts on what actions are needed to make our roads safer

May 25, 2023

There is a crisis on our roadways. Traffic crashes account for nearly 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. In 2021, 4,285 people were killed on California roads, or nearly 12 people every day. These losses are not just numbers, but our children, parents, friends, family, and neighbors. This is a public health crisis that deserves more attention, and more urgency. All people, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, age or ability, deserve to move safely in their community, whether they are walking, biking, rolling, driving or taking public transportation.

To reduce serious...

Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees

Communities throughout California have convened Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees (BPAC), Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) or commissions to advise and recommend active transportation safety policies and practices. They may be established at the city or county level. Do you have a BPAC or ATAC in your community that we can add to the page? Please contact us at

Interested in learning more about the master plans for active transportation safety in California...

Explore the upcoming active transportation safety events this month!

April 12, 2022

Open laptop screen with an icon of a bicycle showing on a blue background

Explore our round-up of webinars and events coming up highlighting the latest road safety trends and best practices in planning and designing safe spaces for walking, biking, scooting, and rolling! Have an event you'd like us to share? Please...

Active Transportation Events and Funding Opportunities - Deadlines Approaching

March 8, 2023

Bicycle sign

Explore our round-up of webinars and events coming up highlighting the latest road safety trends and best practices in planning and designing safe spaces for walking, biking, scooting, and rolling! Have an event you'd like us to share? Please submit your event here....

Integrating Transit Services – A New Report

March 3, 2015

The Transportation Research Board recently published the report “Improving Transit Integration Among Multiple Providers, Volume I: Transit Integration Manual," which presents a set of guidelines to help transit agencies evaluate, plan, and implement transit services in areas with multiple providers.
The manual has three key chapters:

Why do agencies integrate? An introduction and overview of benefits, costs, and...

National Bike Month 2022 kicks off!

May 3, 2022

Poster that reads "League of American Bicyclists presents Bike Month 2022." Depicted are people of all ages biking across it.

Photo credit: League of American Bicyclists/

May is here and with it comes National Bike Month! This...

It's National Bike Month!

May 6, 2021

May is National Bike Month, and there are several events you can be a part of! Take a look at some of what's happening across the country and in California. If there are any events you would like for us to add, please submit them here.

Woman bicycling in bike lane
(Photo credit: Dan Burden,

Interested in attending a conference this year?

July 2, 2018

Do you enjoy the variety of active transportation webinars available? Do you want to continue learning more about safe active transportation and complete streets? There are several conferences and summits in the upcoming months. Learn about innovative research in reducing transportation injuries and fatalities, policies related to promoting safe active transportation and safe systems in transportation planning. Please visit the links below for more information. Registration fees vary.

Do you have an event that might be of interest to add to our list? We want to hear from you! Please...

Register now for upcoming webinars on framing crash reporting in the media around active transportation!

January 25, 2023

Check out this free session that explores the impact of media framing crashes can have on the public's view of who is responsible, the motivation for making change, and beliefs about potential solutions.