Mobilizing for Street Safety in Oakland: Senior and Disability Action

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Jessica Lehman, Executive Director at Senior and Disability Action. With expansion into the East Bay, Senior and Disability Action launched and won a successful street safety campaign on a particularly tough portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Oakland for people of all ages and abilities.

What does a community coming together for street safety look like?

On a sunny afternoon this past August, it looked like six people making posters in a North Oakland coffee shop. I...

NEW: 2021-2022 SWITRS Update for Pedestrian & Bicycle Crash Data by County

July 17, 2023

To support California counties with Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plans, we have included county-specific pedestrian and bicycle crash data from 2018 - 2022 (SWITRS 2018 - 2022/Provisional 2021, 2022 update as of June 9, 2023) for our Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data by County webpage.

Tribal Transportation Safety Plans, an online community working to reduce injuries and fatalities from transportation incidents in Tribal areas, has created a webpage highlighting a collection of Transportation Safety Plans developed by Tribes. The collection of plans in the state of California are featured below. Visit the Safety Plans Library to view plans for Tribal Governments organized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) region.

Tribal Transportation...

Feedback Needed to Draft Plan to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Berkeley

October 28, 2020
 City of Berkeley) Help make it safe and convenient for everyone to walk in Berkeley

The City of Berkeley is requesting members of the community to give feedback on a plan

Safety Story with Karen Rodriguez

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Jarah Crowner chatted with Karen Rodriguez, Community Programs Coordinator for California Walks. Rodriguez talks about her inspiration for working in active transportation and why community engagement is vital for success in active transportation programs.

What is your current role?

As a Community Programs Coordinator for California Walks, I oversee the development and implementation of our...

The Best Complete Streets Policies Report has arrived!

June 30, 2023

Smart Growth America recently released their long-awaited Best Completed Streets Policies Report. This new report evaluates and ranks the 157 Complete Streets policies adopted in the U.S. from 2019 to 2022; highlighting national trends and spotlighting the strongest policies and offering real-world examples of how these policies get passed. Also, it...

New GHSA report documents highest number of pedestrian fatalities since 1981

June 27, 2023

According to a newly released report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,508 people walking were killed by drivers in the United States in 2022, the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since 1981.

The report, "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2022 Preliminary Data (January - December)" provides "pedestrian fatality projections for all of 2022 based on preliminary data...

In Fresno County? Share your feedback for the Regional Active Transportation Plan

June 20, 2023

The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) is in the process of developing a Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP) to make walking and biking easier, safer and more enjoyable.

The project goals for the Fresno County Regional ATP include:Screenshot of the Fresno County Regional ATP Interactive Map

Create a network of safe and...

Crash Data Tools and Resources

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 of...