Vision Zero

Safety Story with Denise Turner

For this installment of Stories from the Field, Berkeley SafeTREC’s Kristen Leckie chatted with Denise Turner, Lead Program Manager for the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program. Turner calls out the importance of making it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bike to and from school. Read her Safety Story below!

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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...

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...

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!

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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...

Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

July 19, 2022

This past June, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in collaboration with California Walks, kicked off their 2022 Focus Cities program with the webinar “Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety”. Funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the webinar convened residents, agency staff, and other transportation safety advocates for a discussion about how the two organizations approach their work through a Safe System Approach lens. Participants heard from SafeTREC and...

Reconnecting Communities Grant Program now LIVE!

July 8, 2022

The US Department of Transportation has launched a new $1 billion dollar discretionary grant program to reconnect communities previously affected by transportation infrastructure like highways and rail lines. The Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program is the first of its kind to designate federal funding to help reconnect communities previously cut off from opportunities by this infrastructure. The Program was made possible by the ...

Explore the upcoming active transportation safety events this month!

June 8, 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...

Tribal Transportation Safety Plans

Tribalsafety.org, an online community working to reduce injuries and fatalities from transportation incidents in Tribal areas, has created a webpage highlighting a collection of Transportation Safety Plans developed by Tribes. The collection of plans in the state of California are featured below. Visit the Safety Plans Library to view plans for Tribal Governments organized by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) region.

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