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SCAG’s 2024 Sustainable Communities Program is now accepting applications!

July 19, 2024

Looking for funding opportunities to support active transportation projects in Southern California? Apply today for The Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Sustainable Communities Program (SCP)!

Earlier this week, SCAG launched their 2024 Sustainable Communities Program to fund...

Smart Growth America Releases 2024 Dangerous By Design Report

June 26, 2024

On May 2024, Smart Growth America released their Dangerous by Design 2024 report, revealing worrying downward trends in the lack of prioritizing pedestrian safety. The report compares the latest federal data in traffic fatalities from 2018 to 2022 to analyze which metropolitan cities, income groups, and racial groups have the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities. Streets in the United States are "dangerous by design" and grow more deadly by the year, Smart Growth...

The Role of Media and Road Safety

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in February 2022, 31,720 people died nationwide in motor vehicle crashes from January 2021 through September 2021. This is roughly a 12% increase from the same time period in 2020, and the highest number...

Smart Growth America Releases 2022 Dangerous By Design Report

July 20, 2022

Earlier this month, Smart Growth America released their “Dangerous By Design 2022” report, which includes the most up-to-date look at how dangerous state and metro areas are for people walking and identifies the deadliest places in the United States based on traffic fatalities between 2016 and 2020. Their report found that more than 6,500...

Safety Story with Ariel Williams-Lewis

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Ariel Williams-Lewis, Program Manager of the Community and Youth Engagement program at the National Health Foundation (NHF). Williams-Lewis calls out the importance of planning for communities with the individual in mind, not just the active transportation goals planners aim to achieve. Read her Safety Story below!

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November 19, 2023: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR)

November 13, 2023
Logo for the WDoR in the U.S. with "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in the U.S. in black text on two lines, with icons of people traveling via multiple modes

Every third Sunday in November, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR) is held to honor those who have lost their lives or been impacted by roadway...

Unhoused Traffic Fatalities in San José: Vision Zero Program Manager, Jesse Mintz-Roth

For this installment of Stories from You, we're excited to feature a story from Jesse Mintz-Roth, Vision Zero Program Manager at San José's Department of Transportation (SJ DOT). SJ DOT noticed an increase in unhoused people dying as pedestrians in traffic fatalities, leading to an in-depth data analysis project of...

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!...

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...

New Funding Opportunities for Active Transportation from America Walks, OakDOT and NCMM

September 16, 2021
Looking for opportunities to advance safe, active travel in California? Check out these upcoming funding opportunities to power your work!

America Walks Community Change Grant 2021 America Walks logo

America Walk’s Community Change Grant program aims to support the growing...