UCB SafeTREC Newsletter July 2016
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Safe Transportation Research and Education Center

ResearcherS Medury and Yu present on smart intersection study

Postdoctoral Researcher Aditya Medury and Graduate Student Researcher Mengqiao Yu presented the findings of the UCCONNECT Smart Intersection study on July 8 at SafeTREC. This study utilized in-pavement sensors installed along a crosswalk and vehicular lanes of an intersection to study multimodal safety-critical interactions, such as right turning yielding behavior, over time. The presentation led to a discussion about the possibilities that smart intersections present for safety. 

Course Announcement: Injury Prevention and control (PH258A), Fall 2016

PH 285A, Injury Prevention and Control course will be offered this Fall semester. The importance of injury, intentional and unintentional, as the leading cause of death before age 45, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost, will be illustrated. Following an overview, the course will be organized around specific current injury-related issues. Students are encouraged to prepare an injury-related paper for publication. 

For course details, please see the course description flyer or visit SafeTREC Education page.

Four papers authored by SafeTREC current and former staff and students featured in recent Transportation research journal

SafeTREC staffers and students regularly make academic contributions to traffic safety research and continue to contribute after they graduate from UCB and head on to academic and professional positions.

Transportation Research Part A, Vol.91: Policy and Practice issue

  1. Combining traffic efficiency and traffic safety in countermeasure selection to improve pedestrian safety at two-way stop controlled intersections
    Zhao Yang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Offer Grembek
  2. A data-driven approach to manpower planning at U.S.–Canada border crossings
    Mengqiao Yu, Yichuan Ding, Robin Lindsey, Cong Shi
  3. We can all get along: The alignment of driver and bicyclist roadway design preferences in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Rebecca L. Sanders
  4. Comparing travel mode and trip chain choices between holidays and weekdays
    Liya Yang, Qing Shen, Zhibin Li
PedalFest at Jack London Square
Hosted by Bike East Bay
July 23— Oakland, CA
The 6th Annual PedalFest will take place from 11AM to 6PM on July 23, 2016 at Jack London Square in Oakland. There will be a pedal powered sound stage with live music, safety training for bicyclists and an amazing collection of bicycles that range from vintage to creative art bikes. Learn more>>
6th Annual Bike Silicon Valley Summit
Hosted by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
August 11— Mountain View, CA
The 6th Annual Bike Silicon Valley Summit will take place on August 11, 2016 at Microsoft headquarters in Mountain View. It is the region’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public. Learn more>>
TRB Paper Submission by August 1, 2016

Transportation Research Board (TRB) paper submission website is live! You can also find calls for papers. Paper submissions are due by 8/1. Learn more>>
Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking
Hosted by Safe Routes to School National Partnership
July 27 10AM-11AM PST
Learn how data can be used to inform and support Safe Routes to School initiatives. Hear how newly expanding access to data can assist in improving walking and biking programs and learn about the current state of data access and its limitations. Learn more >>
SafeTREC is a University of California, Berkeley research center affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Studies and the School of Public Health. We seek to reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities through research, education, outreach, and community service. 
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Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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