Pedestrian

The Role of Media and Road Safety

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28,190 people died in motor vehicle crashes from January through September, 2020, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period in 2019. In California, according to provisional SWITRS data for 2019, the number of pedestrians killed in 2019 was 1,030, an increase of 48 fatalities from 2017. The number of bicyclists killed in the same period decreased from 164 in 2017 to 157 fatalities in...

PBIC Resource: Connecting New Concepts to Advance Pedestrian Safety

November 2, 2021

In honor of National Pedestrian Safety Month, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) created a webpage, "Connecting New Concepts to Advance Pedestrian Safety" featuring resources, webinars, and other tools to help advance safety for people who walk, bike, and use other nonmotorized modes. During each week of October, 2021, PBIC highlighted an emerging concept that can help advance safety through multidisciplinary...

Explore the Active Transportation Safety Events Coming Up in October!

October 12, 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 submit your...

National Walk to School Day is around the corner!

September 29, 2021
Join the celebration and walk to school on National Walk to School Day.

On Wednesday, October 6, schools across the United States will celebrate National Walk to School Day. Registration is now open and anyone is welcome to join! You can register schools, neighborhoods or families to pledge to walk to school so you can celebrate in the safest way possible under your current public health guidelines. ...

SWITRS Update! County data updated for pedestrian and bicycle collisions in California

September 24, 2021

Accessing crash data plays an important role in assessing the safety needs and concerns for people walking and biking in our communities. To support those working to advance pedestirian and bicycle safety, we have recently updated our County Data: Pedestrian & Bike Collisions webpage with the latest crash data, including county-specific pedestrian and bicycle collision data from 2016 - 2020 (SWITRS 2016 - 2020/Provisional 2019 - 2020 update as of September, 2021).


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County Data: Pedestrian & Bike Collisions

To support California counties with Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plans, we have included county-specific pedestrian and bicycle collision data from 2016 - 2020 (SWITRS 2016 - 2020/Provisional 2019 - 2020 update as of September, 2021) below. First, you'll see the data provided by maps that summarize the 5 year pedestrian and bicycle collision data, followed by tables that specify county specific data by year.


For city-specific breakdowns or any other queries, please use SafeTREC's Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS)...

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...

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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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!...

Crash Data

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in May, 2020, early estimates of traffic fatalities for 2019 show that approximatley 36,120 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, a slight decrease of roughly 1.2 percent from the reported fatalities that occurred in 2018. While this decrease is an improvement, there is still much work to be done for ensuring safety on our roadways, especially for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and...