Safety Resources

SCAG hosted regional workshops and webinars related to traffic safety to encourage local entities to design and build safer streets that promote walking, biking, and community connection. This section provides resources and information from these events and activities.

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Stay tuned for registration details for the upcoming webinars on traffic safety.

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View presentations from the Regional Traffic Safety workshops throughout the SCAG region.

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Explore resources that are available to help plan and build safer streets.




Traffic Safety Webinars

Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation.

Webinar #1: Accessing and Using Data to Evaluate Traffic Safety

Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

This webinar focused on data that practitioners and the general public can use to enhance safety in their communities, with an emphasis on pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. Viewers learned about UC Berkeley’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), as well as SCAG’s efforts to measure pedestrian and bicycle activity throughout the region. Participants also learned how to use data to prioritize safety interventions.

    Moderator

  • Riley O’Brien, Estolano Advisors

    Speakers

  • SangHyouk Oum, Applications Program Manager, UC Berkeley Safetrec
  • Hannah Keyes, Associate Regional Planner - Active Transportation and Special Programs, SCAG
  • Dr. Do Kim, Professor, Department of Urban Regional Planning, CalPoly Pomona
  • Madeline Brozen, Deputy Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, UCLA

Webinar #2: Implementing Traffic Safety: The Southern California Context

Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

 

This webinar focused on best practices for implementing traffic safety improvements in the SCAG region. Representatives from community-based organizations discussed their challenges and successes in enhancing safety in Southern California’s unique cultural and geographic landscapes. Participants learned how safety improvements relate to climate resiliency, how to engage hard-to-reach populations in planning processes, and the unique safety needs of older populations.

    Moderator

  • Winnie Fong, Estolano Advisors

    Speakers

  • Rebecca Zaragoza, Senior Policy Advocate, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
  • Kevin Shin, Co-Chair, Walk Bike Long Beach
  • John Yi, Executive Director, Los Angeles Walks

Webinar #3: Educate and Encourage through SCAG’s Go Human Campaign

Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

 

This webinar focused on learning about the nuts and bolts of partnering with SCAG on a Go Human campaign, including demonstration events and advertising campaign. Representatives from local cities and public agencies joined the discussion by sharing best practices and experience from their Go Human campaign, including continued engagement after the demonstration events, how these events help position jurisdictions to pursue funding for permanent improvements, and more.

    Moderator

  • Angela Babcock, Stratiscope

    Speakers

  • Julia Lippe-Klein, Associate Regional Planner, SCAG
  • Alexis Lantz, Policy Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Melanie Mullis, Principal Transportation-Mobility, City of Ontario
  • Eric Ceja, Principal Planner, City of Palmdale

Webinar #4: Overview of Statewide Policy and Legislation Impacting Traffic Safety

Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

This webinar focused on an overview of past state legislation that allows local jurisdictions to implement and enforce traffic safety measures, as well as an update on the 2019 state legislative session of safety and transportation-related bills that passed the Legislature and are headed to the Governor to sign and veto. Topics included, but not limited to, policies and legislation affecting bicyclist and pedestrian safety, transportation funding, zero traffic fatalities, climate resiliency, and more.

    Moderator

  • Erika Rincon, Estolano Advisors

    Speakers

  • David Azevedo, Associate State Director, AARP
  • Linda Khamoushian, Senior Policy Advocate, CalBike
  • Chanell Fletcher, Executive Director, ClimatePlan


Regional Traffic Safety Workshops

In August 2019, SCAG conducted a series of Traffic Safety workshops throughout the SCAG region in the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles/Ventura, Orange and San Bernardino/Riverside. This section provides the panelists’ presentations from the workshops in each region.

Workshop Presentations

Imperial County

    PANEL SPEAKERS

  • Seth Cutter, Senior Transportation Planner, Caltrans District 11
    [View Presentation]
  • Yoli Viviana Sanchez, Health Program Coordinator, Imperial County Public Health Department
    [View Presentation]
  • Gordon Gaste, Development Services Director, City of Brawley
    [View Presentation]
  • Angel Hernandez, Associate Planner, City of El Centro
    [View Presentation]
  • Miguel Hernandez, Comite Civico Del Valle

Los Angeles County and Ventura County

    PANEL SPEAKERS

  • Shelly Quan, Sr. Transportation Planner, State Legislative Analysis & Discretionary Grants, Metro
    [View Presentation]
  • Brett Atencio Thomas, Open Streets Grant Program Manager, Metro
    [View Presentation]
  • Rene Salas, Public Works Director, South El Monte
    [View Presentation]
  • Eneida Talleda, T&T Public Relations, Multi-lingual pedestrian safety campaign for the City of Glendale
    [View Presentation]
  • Kevin Shin, Co Chair, Walk Bike Long Beach
    [View Presentation]

Orange County

    PANEL SPEAKERS

  • Denise Arriaga Ibarra, Transportation Funding Analyst, Orange County Transportation Authority
    [View Presentation]
  • Jennifer Rosales, Transportation Services Manager, City of Costa Mesa
    [View Presentation]
  • Cory Wilkerson, Active Transportation Coordinator, City of Santa Ana
    [View Presentation]
  • Maria Ruvalcaba Gomez, Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator - Active Transportation, KidWorks
    [View Presentation]

Riverside County and San Bernardino County

    PANEL SPEAKERS

  • Melanie Mullis, Principal Planner - Transportation and Mobility, City of Ontario
    [View Presentation]
  • Nathan Mustafa, City Traffic Engineer & Mobility Planning Manager, City of Riverside
    [View Presentation]
  • Ryan Stendell, Director of Community Development, City of Palm Desert
    [View Presentation]
  • Demi Espinoza, Senior Equity & Policy Manager, Southern California, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
    [View Presentation]

Work Plan and Other Resources

Explore work plan, funding, and other resources to help plan and build safer streets.

Work Plan

Use this Traffic Safety Work Plan Exercise to identify missing links to traffic safety, barriers to actions, stakeholders, benefits and concerns, prioritizing desired activities and projects, and identifying next steps for your jurisdiction.

Funding Resources

Refer to this Traffic Safety Funding Guide to identify funding opportunities related to traffic safety, including education/engagement, infrastructure, and planning.

Safety Pledge Resolution Template

Local entities can take the SCAG Safety Pledge to commit to future safety improvements in their area by adopting a resolution that can be customized to meet the jurisdictions’ needs.

Safety Pledge Menu of Activities

Refer to the Safety Pledge Menu of Activities to identify potential actions as part of the SCAG Safety Pledge.

SCAG Go Human Kit of Parts

Refer to the Go Human Kit of Parts for more information about implementing a campaign in your jurisdiction.


Contact

If you’re interested in improving traffic safety in your community, please contact Hina Chanchlani at chanchlani@scag.ca.gov.



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