Explore new Stories from the Field with Tracy McMillan and Molly Wagner!

October 13, 2020

New Safety Stories focus on complete streets, equity, and prioritizing action transportation safety during COVID-19

Stories from the Field with Esther Rivera

For this video installment of Stories from the Field, we're excited to share a recent conversation with Esther Rivera, Deputy Director of California Walks, an organization that partners with state agencies, organizations and communities to establish and strengthen policies and practices that support pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities.

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).

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.

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 2015 - 2019 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)

Pedestrian Safety Month During COVID-19

September 18, 2020

September is Pedestrian Safety Month!

This year's Pedestrian Safety month looks very different during COVID-19, with communities practicing social distancing, essential workers traveling to their work while others work from home, students are returning to school virtually, and in some cases activities are resuming and businesses are reopening as it is safe to do so. In the midst of this, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is encouraging all of us to look out for one another.

California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

What is the Strategic Highway Safety Plan? 

The California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a statewide data-driven traffic safety plan that coordinates the efforts of a wide range of organizations to reduce traffic accident fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. In coordination with federal, state, local, and private sector safety stakeholders, the SHSP establishes goals, objectives, and challenge areas.

Sacramento County Seeking Input for 2020-2021 Active Transportation Plan

September 14, 2020

Sacramento County is in the process of creating its very first Active Transportation Plan and wants your input on how to improve walking, biking and rolling!

How to get involved

Sacramento County Active Transportation Plan Input Map