It’s Time to Celebrate National Walk and Roll to School Day!

October 3, 2023
Join the 27th annual celebration of #WalkRollToSchoolDay all week long!

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and throughout the month, communities across the U.S. will be celebrating and holding events to support safe walking, biking, and rolling to school. October 4th is International Walk and Roll to School Day, and many schools and organizations across California will be holding activities to encourage safer routes to school that day and all week long. 264...

The Role of Media and Road Safety

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in February, 2022, 31,720 people died nationwide in motor vehicle crashes from January 2021 through September 2021. This is roughly a 12% increase from the same time period in 2020, and the highest number...

September 2023 is Pedestrian Safety Month in California!

September 6, 2023
Pedestrian Safety Month is celebrated each September in California and the event is spearheaded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

Each year, OTS and its partners raise awareness about the safety risks pedestrians face on the road and the roles each road user can take to ensure those walking can do so safely and comfortably. Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association, 7,508 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes...

2023 Community Change and Thriving Communities Grant Applications Are Now Open!

September 25, 2023

Looking for funding opportunities to support active transportation projects in your community? See below for two opportunities from America Walks and the U.S. Department of Transportation!

 Community Change Grants open September 18."

Earlier this week, America Walks launched their...

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 (Cal 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). The CPBST program works with local neighborhood residents and health, transportation, and safety advocates to understand a community’s walking and biking safety concerns and advance their pedestrian and bicycle...

Vulnerable Road User Laws and Anti-Harassment Ordinances

What are Vulnerable Road User Laws?

Vulnerable road user laws are commonly adopted at the state level and intend to protect vulnerable road users, including people walking, biking, or rolling, from intentionally or negligently motor vehicle driver behavior resulting in injury or death.

These laws protect anyone using shared roadways that is not protected by the steel frame of an automobile and operate on the principal of general deterrence, where there is an increased penalty for those whose motor vehicle driver behavior leads to death or serious injury of vulnerable road users....

Save the Date: 2025 Active Transportation Program Kick-Off Workshop on 8/16

August 15, 2023

 Save the Date, 2025 Active Transportation Program, Kick-Off Workshop (South)

Save the Date! ATP Kick-Off Workshop

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 | 9am - 12pm PT

San Diego Association of Governments, Board Room

401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101

The California Transportation...

2023 Back To School Safety Month Safety Tips & Resources

August 11, 2023

Mayor Jed Leano with a group photo of the parents and students that participated in the Condit Elementary School Walking School Bus

Condit Elementary School Walking School Bus group photo in Claremont, CA (Photo: Mayor Jed Leano)

August is Back to School Safety Month! This year we're sharing resources and...

What is Equitable Active Transportation?

August 3, 2023
What is Equitable Active Transportation? Centering equity is a critical component of ensuring safe and accessible transportation in all communities and for people of all ages, abilities, and incomes, no matter how they travel, whether that is by car, walking, biking, rolling or taking public transportation (California Office of Traffic Safety).


Explore our new Safety Story with California Walks

July 28, 2023

Explore our newest installment 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! Check out the latest Safety Story where the SafeTREC team talked with Karen Rodriguez with California Walks to discuss her inspiration for working in active transportation and lessons gained from a recent...