Safe Routes to School

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...

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....

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...

Explore the Upcoming Active Transportation Safety Events this Month!

July 8, 2022

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Explore our round-up of webinars and events coming up highlighting the latest road safety trends and best practices in planning and designing safe spaces for walking, biking, scooting, and rolling! Have an event you'd like us to share? Please...

Explore the upcoming active transportation safety events this month!

June 8, 2022

Open laptop screen with an icon of a bicycle showing on a blue background

Explore our round-up of webinars and events coming up highlighting the latest road safety trends and best practices in planning and designing safe spaces for walking, biking, scooting, and rolling! Have an event you'd like us to share? Please...

Tribal Transportation Safety Plans

Tribalsafety.org, 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) region.

Tribal Transportation Safety...

Explore these upcoming funding opportunities for safe, active travel in California

June 1, 2022
Explore our selection of upcoming funding opportunities for advancing safe, active travel in California! Transformative Climate Communities (TCC)Illustration of a cityscape which includes a bus, people biking and solar panels, reading "Transformative Climate Community"

The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) program from the California Strategic Growth Council empowers...

SCAG’s Go Human Launches New Traffic Safety Peer Exchange Summer Series

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Courtney Aguirre, Program Manager with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Courtney leads SCAG's Go Human, a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk and bike more. The campaign aims to create safer and healthier cities through education, advocacy, information sharing...

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...

Stories from the Field with Angelica Rocha

For this installment of Stories from the Field, we're excited to share a recent conversation with Angelica Rocha, Senior Planner with Circulate San Diego. Circulate San Diego is a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 whose mission is to create excellent mobility choices and vibrant healthy neighborhoods. In this safety story, Rocha discusses Circulate's Vision Zero advocacy work in San Diego County and their ongoing #...