Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training Program
The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of California Walks and UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) with funding provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The program began in 2009 focused solely on pedestrian safety, and in 2016 it was expanded to better address communities’ bicycle safety concerns.
The CPBST program works with local residents and safety advocates to develop a community-driven action plan to improve walking and biking safety in their communities and strengthen collaboration with local officials and agency staff to make California a safer and more pleasant place to walk and bike. The training provides participants with a multidisciplinary approach to pedestrian and bicycle safety including guided walking and biking assessments along local streets, interactive education on pedestrian and bicycle safety strategies and best practices through the 6Es framework—Evaluation, Equity and Community Empowerment, Engineering, Education, Encouragement, and Enforcement—and a small group interactive action planning component to develop infrastructural and programmatic priorities.
As of 2018, Cal Walks and SafeTREC have conducted 77 trainings across the state. To learn more about the program, please explore SafeTREC’s interactive CPBST communities map and access the resources below:
CPBST 2015 Annual Report (PDF)
Transportation Research Board (TRB) paper, “Community Pedestrian Safety Workshops in California.”