Stories

Explore the Active Transportation Safety Events Coming Up in October!

October 12, 2021

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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 submit your...

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 #...

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...

Explore new Stories from the Field with Circulate San Diego, Ecology Action & the City of Richmond!

September 22, 2021
New Safety Stories highlight how communities are prioritizing action transportation safety

Explore our new installments in the Stories From the Field Series to learn how people on the frontline are improving road safety for people who walk, bike and roll in their communities! In the three latest Safety Stories, the SafeTREC team talked with Patrick Phelan with the City of Richmond, Colin Parent of Circulate San Diego, and Amelia Conlen with Ecology Action. Click on the links below to learn...

Safety Story with Patrick Phelan

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Jarah Crowner chatted with Patrick Phelan, Infrastructure Administrator with the City of Richmond. Patrick speaks to the importance of community engagement in implementing successful, active transportation projects and about his inspiration for working to make biking, walking and rolling safer for the residents of Richmond. Check out his Safety Story below!

What is your current role?

I am the Infrastructure Administrator in the Public...

Safety Story with Colin Parent

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Lisa Peterson chatted with Colin Parent, Executive Director, at Circulate San Diego and Councilmember for the City of La Mesa, California. Parent discusses public policy strategies for advancing safer streets, the importance of working with the press and decision makers, and the role of empathy in getting to zero traffic deaths and injuries. Read his Safety Story below!...

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 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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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...

Stories From the Field with Jarah Crowner

For this installment of Stories from the Field, we're excited to share a recent conversation with Jarah Crowner, Policy and Program Analyst at UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). She is the program lead for Street Story, an online community engagement tool that allows residents, community groups and agencies to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses...