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1 Type Name Here Technical Program Services Eduardo C. Serafin, PE, AICP

2 The Technology Transfer Program Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) University of California, Berkeley Where our funding comes from Caltrans (DRI, Planning, CSS, others) OTS Self-supporting programs Who we are

3 What Tech Transfer does Training (online & around CA) Conferences (national & international) Publications and web resources Technical assistance (TSE, PSA, etc)

4 Tech Transfer Core Services Emphasis on innovation best practices lessons learned For the practitioner in local, regional, and state agencies transportation traffic engineering traffic signals infrastructure design pavement safety and work zones planning & funding project development We provide training, technical assistance, and resources:

5 Conferences 5 TH International Conference on Research on Air Transportation (Berkeley, May 2012) 19 th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (Berkeley, July 2012) 4 th International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing (Davis, September 2012)

6 Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE) 13 years Combining two experts: traffic engineering and enforcement Field site visit and staff interview Suggestions for improvement for enhancing traffic safety Technical Assistance (OTS)

7 Engineering Traffic operations Access issues Pedestrian, school safety Signs, signals, markings Traffic control devices inventory High-crash intersections Sight distance Enforcement DUI Seatbelt usage Hit & run Speeding Red-light running Strategic deployment Traffic collision data TSE Typical Issues

8 TSE Project Overview Objective: Reduce crashes, injuries & fatalities Two experts for one day Available statewide, year-round Free to cities and counties Request must be initiated by traffic engineering or police department Specific safety issue must be identified in request Funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through NHTSA

9 TSE Final Report Focus is on best practices and proven strategies tailored to meet the needs of the agency Introduction Evaluation Objective Background Collision Data Analysis Traffic Engineering Evaluation Traffic Enforcement Evaluation Appendices Guidelines References

10 Technical Assistance (OTS) Pedestrian Safety Assessments (PSA) 4 years Two experts: traffic engineering and transportation planning Benchmarking analysis and phone interview Site visit and walking audit Suggestions for improvement for pedestrian safety

11 OTS Vision for Pedestrian Safety Enable CA communities to: Improve pedestrian safety at specific locations and citywide Create safe, comfortable, accessible, and welcoming environments for pedestrians Enhance walkability, livability, and economic vitality

12 PSA Opportunities in CA State or regional programs Local PSAs or PSA elements – Benchmarking – Walking Audits – Within other studies/plans

13 PSA Scope: Primary Focus Infrastructure Engineering Planning Policy Economic Vitality

14 OTS Prioritization of Sites Largest population centers with the worst safety problems Prefer population over 25,000 Top 10 worst lists per OTS Collision Rankings Total number of fatalities/injuries No prior TSE/PSA studies

15 TSE/PSA Service Record OTS has funded (as of Sept 2012): 269 total PSA+TSE studies since TSE studies since PSA studies since CA local agencies served since 1999 One PSA/PSPA integration pilot About 22 studies per fiscal year

16 CA SHSP Actions Challenge Area 1: Reduce impaired driving-related fatalities Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE)

17 SHSP Actions Challenge Area 2: Reduce the occurrence and consequences of leaving the roadway and head-on collisions Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE) Training for roadway design

18 SHSP Actions Challenge Area 5: Improve driver decisions about rights-of-way and turning Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE) Training for roadway and traffic control design

19 SHSP Actions Challenge Area 7: Improve intersection and interchange safety for roadway users Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE) Pedestrian Safety Assessment (PSA) Training for roadway & traffic control design

20 SHSP Actions Challenge Area 8: Make walking and street crossing safer Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE) Pedestrian Safety Assessment (PSA) Training for roadway & ped/bike design

21 CA SHSP Actions Challenge Area 10: Reduce speeding and aggressive driving Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE)

22 SHSP Actions Challenge Area 13: Improve bicycling safety Technical publications Traffic Safety Evaluations (TSE) Pedestrian Safety Assessment (PSA) Pedestrian & Bicycling Safety Assessment (PBSA) proposed Training for roadway & ped/bike design

23 SHSP Actions Challenge Area 14: Enhance work zone safety Technical publications Training for traffic control for safe work zones Road Show for flagger training

24 Training for Work Zone Safety Traffic Control for Safe Works Zones (4 options that can be customized) Flagging at Work Zones “Road Show” Multiple Options for “Flagger Cards” Cal-OSHA-compliant work zone safety training Training on request for agencies to host Few scheduled open enrollment offered each year

25 Future OTS Proposal New proposal includes: More TSEs More PSAs New PSA/PSAP Integration New Pedestrian & Bicycling Safety Assessment (PBSA) Model Programmatic Evaluation of PSA

26 Technical Program Manager Eduardo C. Serafin, PE, AICP Technology Transfer Program Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Berkeley Tel


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