Master Plans

2022 California Active Transportation Bills Go into Effect

February 28, 2023

Today we're excited to share a guest news story from SafeTREC's Kristen Leckie, Program & Policy Analyst. This post was originally published on February 27, 2023.

With the start of the new year, California saw a number of active transportation bills go into effect. You can find out what bills are now live below!


Caltrans Active Transportation Plans

Caltrans Active Transportation Plans

Caltrans Active Transportation Plans

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, "Toward An Active California (2017)" outlines the objectives and strategies to...

Explore the upcoming active transportation safety events this month!

May 6, 2022

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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...

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...

Master Plans

Active transportation modes like walking, bicycling and rolling are associated with many positive benefits, including public health, economic benefits and equitable development. In addition, they also play an important role in meeting California’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled. In order to achieve these goals and improve the safety and comfort of walking and biking for all users, local and regional plans...

Tribal Transportation Safety Plans, an online community working to reduce injuries and fatalities from transportation incidents in Tribal areas, has created a webpage highlighting a collection of Transportation Safety Plans developed by Tribes. The collection of plans in the state of California are featured below. Visit the Safety Plans Library to view plans for Tribal Governments organized by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) region.

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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!

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NEW: Updated Complete Streets Policy Inventory and Resources

April 21, 2022

The latest addition to CATSIP is our updated and refreshed Complete Streets page with new resources and Policy Inventory, which now features California policies at the city, regional, and statewide level, as well as links to federal Complete Streets policies. You can find the updated Complete Streets page under...