Pedestrian Safety Materials and Curriculum

Safety Story with Santa Barbara County Association of Governments

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. In this edition, Kent Epperson and Peter Williamson from the Traffic Solutions division, and Lauren Bianchi Klemann from Government Affairs & Public Information talk to us about their recent electric bike safety event, the first one ever held in Santa...

Apply now for a SafeTREC community pedestrian & bicycle safety training in your community in 2023!

December 20, 2022

Picture of a group of people next to a safety messaging campaign in Altadena, CA.

Today's guest post is from Lisa Peterson, Communications Manager for UC Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). This post was originally posted on December 16, 2022.


Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

July 19, 2022

This past June, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in collaboration with California Walks, kicked off their 2022 Focus Cities program with the webinar “Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety”. Funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the webinar convened residents, agency staff, and other transportation safety advocates for a discussion about how the two organizations approach their work through a Safe System Approach lens. Participants heard from SafeTREC and...

Attend upcoming Walkinars to learn how to advocate for safe walking infrastructure

October 3, 2022
Looking for an opportunity to learn how to advocate for safe walking infrastructure in your community?

Join the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) all month long this October - National Pedestrian Safety Month - for their free Walkinar series! All webinars will take place Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. PST.


September is Pedestrian Safety Month in California

September 14, 2022

Recent reports have continued to document the crisis of traffic deaths for people on our roadways. Data estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that traffic fatalities reached a 16 year high in 2021, with an estimated 42,915 motor vehicle fatalities, a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020. The number of people dying while...

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Counts

Pedestrian and bicycle counts are often required for transportation models, to determine capacity and to assess the attractiveness of a streetscape to non-motorized users. By counting them, it is possible to demonstrate their significance as road users in allocating resources for improvements. Counts can also serve as benchmarks for evaluations of safety enhancements.

Counts also allow us to fully understand crash data, because they help us better visualize how common crashes are in our research area. Below, you'll find resources on counts for specific regions in California, guides...

Celebrate the New School Year by Walking, Biking, or Rolling to School!

August 12, 2022

Five children wearing backpacks walk towards their school, with a brick wall behind them.

(Photo credit: Safe Routes Partnership)

The month of August is Back to School Safety Month and also the beginning of the school year for many students across California. As the school year kicks off, it’s the perfect...

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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NEW: Updated Complete Streets Policy Inventory and Resources

April 21, 2022

The latest addition to CATSIP is our updated and refreshed Complete Streets page with new resources and Policy Inventory, which now features California policies at the city, regional, and statewide level, as well as links to federal Complete Streets policies. You can find the updated Complete Streets page under...

Explore new Stories from the Field with Dorothy Wong and Ana Lopez!

April 20, 2022
New Safety Stories highlight how communities are prioritizing active transportation safety

Explore our newest 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 two latest Safety Stories, the SafeTREC team talked with Dorothy “Dot” Wong of ...