Stories

Safety Story with Adam Fukushima

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Lisa Peterson chatted with Adam Fukushima, Active Transportation Manager in the Public Works Department of the City of San Luis Obispo. In this edition, Fukushima discusses the development of the City's Active Transportation Plan and Climate Action Plan, implementing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements during the pandemic and at a time of great change, and the importance of making sure a transportation...

Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field highlights activities by people on the frontline of improving pedestrian and bicycle safety in California communities.

Berkeley SafeTREC gathered the stories shared here, based on areas where urban planners, designers, engineers, and advocates have implemented safe streets programs, employed best practices, or reported successful outcomes. Explore each Safety Story by clicking the thumbnail images below.

Are you an active transportation practitioner who's been successful prioritizing road safety for people...

Stories from You

Stories from You highlights the perspectives of practitioners, advocates, and community residents improving safety for people walking and rolling throughout California!

Are you passionate about safe active transportation and have a Safety Story you’d like to submit? SafeTREC wants to hear from you! If you've been involved with an active transportation plan, project, or program that improved safety for people walking or rolling in your community, we want to hear about it!

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Explore the Upcoming Active Transportation Safety Events this Month!

August 11, 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...

Safety Story with Nicolay Kreidler

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Nicolay Kreidler, Communications Director at the California Bicycle Coalition. In this edition, Kreidler talks to us about the Coalition’s innovative Quick-Build Guide and its impact since its publication in 2020. Read his Safety Story below!

What is your current role?

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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...

Virtual Community Engagement During COVID-19: Caltrans, District 2 and the Karuk Tribe

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Tamy Quigley, a Senior Transportation Planner with Caltrans and the supervisor for the Office of Complete Streets and Livable Communities in District 2. Having worked her whole career in District 2, Tamy has a true sense of where complete streets needs are and who needs to be served the most. Tamy has made it her personal mission to build and maintain connections and partnerships with each community and makes sure she understands the multimodal needs in the district....

Reimagine 19th: Creating Safer Streets for Walking & Biking in Costa Mesa

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Russell Toler, Founding Member of the Costa Mesa Alliance for Better Streets (CMABS). Russell helped form CMABS about a year and a half ago with some like-minded neighbors when he realized that things were not going to get better without a large, concentrated effort. Since then he and the rest of the CMABS team have been busy trying to build local momentum for the cause for safer streets.

Seizing an Opportunity

The Costa Mesa Alliance for...

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...

Promoting Bicycle Safety in Tuolumne County

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Jack Becker from the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition (MLBC). Jack formerly served as the Executive Director of Bike Bakersfield, and moved to Sonora in 2018, where he joined the MLBC Board. He is a League of American Bicyclist Cycling Instructor and enjoys leading bike safety education for children and adults. Jack is a coach of the local high school composite mountain bike team and regularly commutes by bike around Sonora.

The Motherlode Bicycle...