Stories

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...

Safety Story with Ana Lopez

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Ana Lopez, Policy and Program Analyst for SafeTREC and our lead for the Comunidades Activas y Segura (Active and Safe Communities) Program. Lopez calls out the importance of community-centered and culturally/linguistically-sensitive approaches to improve the safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in Spanish-speaking...

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 with Warren Logan: Complete Streets, Equity and COVID-19

In the Spring of 2020, Charles T. Brown, Founder and Managing Principal of Equitable Cities LLC, sat down for a series of virtual interviews with Esther Rivera, the Deputy Director of California Walks; Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations at the City of Oakland Mayor’s Office; and Tracy McMillan, Senior Associate at Nelson\Nygaard. Brown led conversations with each transportation professional about complete streets, equity, and COVID-19. The video "What makes a street complete?" highlights each...

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 Nikita Sinha at Walk San José

In this installment of Stories From the Field, Nikita Sinha of Walk San José shares her experiences advocating for the safety of people in the city who walk, bike, and roll through partnership and community engagement centered in equity. Read more below!

What is your current role?

I work on the Walk San José program with California Walks.

What inspired you to work in active...

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...

Safety Story with Michelle Lieberman: Advancing Safe Routes to School

In this installment of Stories From the Field, Michelle Lieberman from the Safe Routes Partnership shares her experiences building safe, active and healthy communities through policy change, partnerships and technical assistance for advancing safer walking and rolling to school. Read more below!

What is your current role?

I am the Consulting and Program Support Director at the Safe Routes Partnership. I oversee technical assistance and...

Stories From the Field with Esther Rivera: Complete Streets, Equity and COVID-19

In the Spring of 2020, Charles T. Brown, Founder and Managing Principal of Equitable Cities LLC, sat down for a series of virtual interviews with Esther Rivera, the Deputy Director of California Walks; Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations at the City of Oakland Mayor’s Office; and Tracy McMillan, Senior Associate at Nelson\Nygaard. Brown led conversations with each transportation professional about complete streets, equity, and COVID-19. The video "What makes a street complete?" highlights each...