Pedestrian

Crash Data

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 36,750 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, a slight decrease of roughly 1.0 percent from the reported fatalities that occurred in 2017. 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 bicyclists.

New NACTO Design Guide: Don’t Give Up at the Intersection

June 17, 2019

Last month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a new design guide summarizing best practices to enhance safety at intersections, “Don’t Give Up at the Intersection: Designing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Crossings.” Since NACTO released its innovative Urban Bikeway Design Guide in 2011, North American cities have expanded protected bikeway networ

Events

This page features a selection of upcoming active transportation events, webinars, conferences, workshops, and funding opportunities throughout California and beyond. For previous events, please refer to the CATSIP calendar.

Do you have an event that might be of interest to add to our list? We want to hear from you! Please visit our submit an event page for more details.


Upcoming Active Transportation Webinars in June!

June 2, 2019

 Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation by attending upcoming webinars happening in June 2019!

Have a webinar you'd like us to share? Please submit webinar details here.

Upcoming Pedestrian and Bike Safety Webinars in May

May 12, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in May 2019!

Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST)

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Upcoming Active Transportation Webinars in February

January 25, 2019

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in February 2019! 

This month, explore a variety of topics related to pedestrian, bicycle, and non-motorized travel safety with some of the nation's leading active transportation experts. Topics include: approaches to pedestrian safety analysis, fresh tools for community engagement and empowerment, building resilient transportation infrastructure, fostering equity, and aligning with human-centered mobility principles. 

It's National Walking Day!

April 3, 2019

Everyone starts their trip as a pedestrian, whether by walking to their car, heading to a transit station, an e-bike corral, or pushing a stroller down the sidewalk. Some folks, either out of choice or pure necessity, complete entire trips by walking, while others might walk for exercise or to de-stress. The benefits of walking (or rolling) are manifold: reduced air pollution, decreased risk of chronic health conditions, stronger ties to the community, and boosts to the local economy. Simply put, when we plan and design healthy, safe, livable walking communities everybody benefits.

Changes to California Active Transportation Laws in 2019

February 5, 2019

A new group of California laws took effect January 1, 2019 related to roadway safety for bicycle and pedestrian travel. 

In short, the new laws update rules for motorized scooters, amend guidelines for helmet use, extend hit-and-run law provisions to people using a Class I bikeway, and enable roadway users to accurately reflect their gender identity on state-issued documents.

Stay informed of California’s new traffic safety laws: