Open Streets/Living Streets

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!


Safety Story with Nicolay Kreidler

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Nicolay Kreidler, Communications Director at the California Bicycle Coalition. In this edition, Kreidler talks to us about the Coalition’s innovative Quick-Build Guide and its impact since its publication in 2020. Read his Safety Story below!

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Explore the Active Transportation Safety Events Coming Up in June!

June 3, 2021

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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...

New Resource: Rethinking Streets During COVID-19

March 8, 2021
Rethinking Streets Rethinking Streets During COVID-19

Although re-allocating space on streets to accomodate new uses is nothing new, the COVID-19 era has made some significant changes in the process. As noted in a new resource, "Rethinking Streets During COVID-19: An Evidence-Based Guide to 25 Quick Redesigns for Physical Distancing, Public Use, and Spatial...

Safe Routes Partnership: New Fact Sheets on Supporting Active Transportation Advocacy

November 17, 2020
New Safe Routes Partnership Fact Sheets!

The Safe Routes Partnership has put out three new fact sheets with information on success stories, best practices, and resources for advocates of safety and active transportation at the national and regional level.


Save the Date: 2nd Annual Momentum Expo Arrives in Berkeley

April 17, 2019

April 11, 2019 article reposted with permission from The Berkeley Times

On Saturday, April 27, the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, CA will host the second annual MOMENTUM Expo, a Transportation and Mobility event intended to bring folks with disabilities, their families, and allies together to explore the future of assistive technologies and to take advantage...

What Are Complete Streets?

February 28, 2019

In communities throughout California, there is a call to make our streets safer for people of all ages and abilities, no matter how they are traveling, whether that is by car, walking, biking or riding a bus. In 2016, 16 pedestrians died every day in traffic collisions, averaging a pedestrian every 1.5 hours. Bicycle fatalities increased by 8.1% from 136 fatalities in 2015 to 147 fatalities in 2016. How might we rethink this focus and design with safety in mind for all modes of travel?

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Register Today: Introduction to Bicycle Transportation Planning and Design

March 13, 2019

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC), along with Caltrans, is hosting two trainings next month intended to guide practitioners in the planning and design of bicycle routes along roadways in California. These free, day-long introductory courses are designed for architects, planners, engineers from local, regional and state agencies to “explore the tools used to assess and evaluate the suitability of a transportation route and facilitate its use by all types of cyclists.” Larry Moore, a retired Caltrans engineer, will teach both courses....

Early-bird Registration for PedsCount! 2018

August 9, 2018

California Walks' biennial Pedestrians Count! (PedsCount!) Summit brings together 200+ practitioners and community advocates representing diverse fields such as walking, traffic safety, design, public health, planning, land-use, education, equity, transit and sustainable transportation to explore innovations, share best practices and cutting-edge research, and prioritize collective...

CicLAvia The Valley on Sunday, June 24

June 18, 2018

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CicLAvia is a non-profit organization that aims to produce vibrant public spaces by encouraging active transportation and good health through car-free streets. Over 1 million people attended CicLAvia events. CicLAvia has been involved in local and regional transportation planning related to active transportation.

CicLAvia will be hosting their...