Safety Story with Amelia Conlen

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Amelia Conlen, Transportation Planner for Ecology Action. Conlen calls out the importance of community buy-in in order to create successful bike and pedestrian projects, highlighting two recent projects on Green Valley Road and Portola Drive. Read her Safety Story below!

What is your current role?

I am a Transportation Planner for Ecology Action.

What inspired you to work in active...

Celebrate Walking and Rolling to School today, next week & all year long!

October 5, 2022
Join the celebration on #WalkRollToSchoolDay 2022!

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 and rolling to school. October 5th is International Walk to School Day, and many schools and organizations like Walk San Francisco will be holding activities to encourage safer routes to school that day and all week long. The...

Safety Story with Denise Turner

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Denise Turner, Lead Program Manager for the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program. Turner calls out the importance of making it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bike to and from school. Read her Safety Story below!

What is your current role?

I work for the Alameda County Transportation Commission, and my title is Associate...

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.


Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: Complete Streets & Walking School Bus in Claremont, CA

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Maria Tipping, a City Engineer with the City of Claremont, California. In this story, Maria highlights how the City addressed community concerns to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety adjacent to school sites on Mountain Avenue through a new approach to evaluating complete streets options, piloting a Walking School Bus program in partnership with parents, school staff and almost 40 students at Condit Elementary School, and prioritizing funding for future safety improvement projects....

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...

Explore these upcoming opportunities to support safe, active travel in California

September 9, 2022
Explore our selection of upcoming opportunities for advancing safe, active travel in California!

A parent walks a small dog while their child rides a scooter in a local park. The text reads "Safe Routes to Parks"and "Safe Routes to Parks Accelerator"


SWITRS Update as of August 8, 2022: County data for pedestrian and bicycle crashes in California

August 24, 2022

Accessing crash data plays an important role in assessing the safety needs and concerns for people walking and biking in our communities. To support those working to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety, we have recently updated our Pedestrian & Bicycle Crash Data by County webpage with the latest crash data, including county-specific pedestrian and bicycle crash data from 2017 - 2021 (SWITRS 2017 - 2021/Provisional 2021 update as of August 8, 2022).

County Data:...

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...