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.

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...

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...

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 roadway 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...

Join the GoSafely Movement: Share your thoughts on what actions are needed to make our roads safer

May 25, 2023

There is a crisis on our roadways. Traffic crashes account for nearly 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. In 2021, 4,285 people were killed on California roads, or nearly 12 people every day. These losses are not just numbers, but our children, parents, friends, family, and neighbors. This is a public health crisis that deserves more attention, and more urgency. All people, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, age or ability, deserve to move safely in their community, whether they are walking, biking, rolling, driving or taking public transportation.

To reduce serious...

Integrating Transit Services – A New Report

March 3, 2015

The Transportation Research Board recently published the report “Improving Transit Integration Among Multiple Providers, Volume I: Transit Integration Manual," which presents a set of guidelines to help transit agencies evaluate, plan, and implement transit services in areas with multiple providers.
The manual has three key chapters:

Why do agencies integrate? An introduction and overview of benefits, costs, and...