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1 Community Pedestrian Safety Trainings Swati Pande UC Berkeley SafeTREC 2012 ITE Western District Annual Meeting Santa Barbara June 26, 2012

2 Agenda  Background  Sites and selection criteria  Case studies  Next steps

3 Background: Our partners  OTS  California WALKS  Local cities, schools, non-profits  AAA of NC, N, U and Auto Club of SoCal

4 Pedestrian Injuries in California Data from SWITRS, 2000-2009  Pedestrians = 20% of CA traffic fatalities  Approximately 700 pedestrians were killed each year in CA  Approximately 13,000 pedestrians were injured each year in CA

5 Source: FHWA National Walking & Bicycling Study 15 Year Status Report (2010)

6 Background Involve residents in making communities safer and more “walkable” Educate community members in the E’s Provide opportunity for dialogue between community and professionals


8 Site selection and location: How did we select sites?  OTS pedestrian rankings  Community interest/ request/leadership  Geographical and language diversity  PSAs

9 Training Locations (till September 2011)

10 Glendale “The bottom line here is saving our seniors, our children, our ethnic communities ….” Ara Najarian, Chairperson of LA County MTA & Council Member, City of Glendale

11 Glendale strategies Focus on Community Engagement Work with refugees: classes on traffic safety can be offered as part of immigrant services Educate about unsafe driving Focus education toward increasing safety of older adults, people with disabilities Focus on Speeding – 0 Tolerance; increase fines Engineering Curb extensions Use more visible crosswalk markings. (Do they encourage compliance?) Media – use local media to promote safety

12 Glendale Outcomes  Education  Ongoing community involvement, particularly among Glendale’s ethnic communities  Glendale FHWA Pedestrian Safety Action Plan draft  Funded for a walking safety program through Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority  Enforcement  New and targeted (culturally specific) enforcement strategies  OTS traffic safety enforcement/pedestrian safety education grants  Engineering  Pedestrian Safety Action Plan elements were incorporated in Glendale’s Better Streets Plan

13 LA Crenshaw “I have the power to make a change.” ( HS Student participant)

14  Youth led focus Priorities:  Community CleanUp & Graffiti removal  Traffic Calming at 11th & W. Slauson  Sidewalk maintenance Crenshaw October 2009

15 Crenshaw Outcomes  Education  LA Metro and the LAUL organized a graffiti removal day  Youth presented on pedestrian safety work at the LA Street Summit, March 2010  Youth participants from the CPST presented “Empowering Youth through Photo Voice & Video Voice for Community Change” at the 2010 LA Street Summit  Engineering  State HSIP design funding for new signal for 11 th & W. Slauson in 2009; construction completion date est. 2011  The City of Los Angeles agreed to install a marked crosswalk at the intersection of 11th and 54th (along the walking route to Crenshaw High School)

16 Eureka April 2010 Community priorities: Implement a community-wide educational campaign Partner with Safe Routes to Schools projects and senior volunteers to install crossing guards at targeted locations Expand and develop partnerships for active transportation & health

17 Eureka Outcomes  Education  The Eureka Transportation Safety Commission has continued CPST efforts with a grant from the McLean Foundation  The Humboldt Partnership for Active Living (HumPAL) has developed safety messaging training for public health professionals  A Eureka TV station has begun to air pedestrian safety public service announcements.  A Safe Routes to School grant has funded a multijurisdictional Safe Routes Task Force and Coordinator  Engineering  Police Department have increased enforcement of pedestrian violations through their OTS-funded traffic enforcement program

18 Santa Barbara November 2009 Community priorities:  Improve safety in East Santa Barbara Community priorities:  Reduce numbers of alcohol impaired drivers  Remove trash and blight to promote neighborhood beautification  Install and upgrade curb ramps  Identify safety measures at specific intersections  Participate in community advocacy with Santa Barbara Walks

19 Santa Barbara Outcomes  Education  An active group of East Santa Barbara walking advocates was formed  Staff from Santa Barbara WALKS participated in school walk audits in the City of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County  Santa Barbara WALKS successfully built on the CPST safety priorities in grant applications.  Awarded 2 foundation grants to help implement a volunteer-based Safe Routes to School project at one of the neighborhood schools.  From that effort, Santa Barbara WALKS secured funding to hire a bilingual community organizer to target East Santa Barbara

20 CPST Future Plans Coordination with other activities Many communities have engaged in post workshop follow-up activities California WALKS and SafeTREC have provided technical assistance to help with follow up, local proposal development, etc Hope to work w/ more communities and follow- up activities next year

21 Thank you! Swati Pande SafeTREC (510) 643-1773

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