Stories

Stories from the Field with Walk Bike Berkeley

For this video installment of Stories from the Field, we're excited to share a recent conversation with Liza Lutzker and Ben Gerhardstein, Coordinating Committee Members of Walk Bike Berkeley, a volunteer-run advocacy organization founded in 2018 by Berkeley residents. In this safety story, you'll learn how they are working to make walking and biking safer (and more fun!) through community engagement, participating in local planning processes, and leading...

Stories From the Field with Tracy McMillan: 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...

Stories from the Field with Esther Rivera

For this video installment of Stories from the Field, we're excited to share a recent conversation with Esther Rivera, Deputy Director of California Walks, an organization that partners with state agencies, organizations and communities to establish and strengthen policies and practices that support pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities. In this safety story, Rivera shares her passion for social justice, public health and creating...

Safety Story with Noel Pond-Danchik

What is your current role?

I’m currently the Pedestrian Program Coordinator on the Bike & Pedestrian section of the Safe Streets Division at Oakland’s Department of Transportation.

What inspired you to work in active transportation?

I fell into it as a mix of my two passions: urban planning and environmental sustainability. My dad also had an electric bike when I was a teenager and being able to get myself places before I could drive gave me a sense of autonomy and freedom I later wanted to share with everyone who doesn’t drive.

How...

Explore new Stories from the Field with Dorothy Wong and Ana Lopez!

April 20, 2022
New Safety Stories highlight how communities are prioritizing active transportation safety

Explore our newest 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 two latest Safety Stories, the SafeTREC team talked with Dorothy “Dot” Wong of ...

Explore new Stories from the Field with Tracy McMillan and Molly Wagner!

October 13, 2020
New Safety Stories focus on complete streets, equity, and prioritizing action transportation safety during COVID-19

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! First up, we have an interview led by Charles T. Brown, Founder and Managing Principal of Equitable Cities LLC with Tracy McMillan, Senior Associate at Nelson\Nygaard about complete streets,...

Explore new Stories from the Field with Walk San José & Safe Routes Partnership!

April 14, 2020
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 two new Safety Stories, SafeTREC communications manager Lisa Peterson talked with Michelle Lieberman of Safe Routes Partnership and Nikita Sinha of Walk San José. Click on the links below to learn what inspired their work in...

CATSIP Launches a New Home for Sharing Active Transportation Successes: Safety Stories

May 30, 2019

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is thrilled to pilot Safety Stories, a new storytelling feature on the California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (CATSIP) website. Safety Stories provides an avenue for planners, designers, engineers and safe active transportation advocates to share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices for improving active transportation safety among California’s diverse communities. Active transportation refers to travel powered by...