Pedestrian

It's National Walking Day 2021!

April 7, 2021

Each year on the first Wednesday in April, traffic safety professionals and advocates celebrate National Walking Day and the many benefits of walking, and the importance of creating streets that are safe for walking for all people, ages and abilities. Explore our selection of pedestrian safety resources, tools, and ways to get involved to help improve walking in your community!

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.

New Report: Dangerous by Design 2021

March 29, 2021

For over a decade, Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition have released an annual report documenting the state of pedestrian safety in the United States, and ranking how deadly it is to walk in a state or metropolitan area. The data in the latest release, "Dangerous by Design 2021" is stark and alarming.

Creating safer streets for walking & biking: apply for a CPBST in your community!

February 11, 2021

Today we're excited to share a guest blog post by Katherine Chen, Senior Policy & Program Analyst at UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and the lead for the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program.

FHWA offers series of informational webinars on the MUTCD revision process

March 11, 2021

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is offering a series of informational webinars about the Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPA) for the 11th edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). 

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 (Provisional 2019 SWITRS update) 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)

New Funding Opportunities in Safety and Micromobility

February 26, 2021

Explore our selection of upcoming funding opportunities for advancing safety and micromobility in California!

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)                       SCAG

Smart Cities and Mobility Innovations

NEW Local Road Safety Trainings Offered by LTAP

February 19, 2021

LTAP

Local Road Safety Training offered by LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program)