Cal Walks Newsletter
November 2017

California Walks has recently established the Walk San Jose  program to serve as a linchpin organization for walkability efforts in San Jose. To that end, we are looking for a highly organized and motivated person to join our team to build and manage Cal Walks' local policy advocacy and community engagement work in the City of San Jose. 

The Walk San Jose Program Manager will oversee the establishment of this new, local program while simultaneously growing its capacity and sustainability. Additionally, this new position will lead advocacy efforts to increase funding and improve local and regional transportation policies that further health, equity, and active transportation throughout San Jose. 

Are you or someone you know our new Walk San Jose Program Manager? The application deadline is December 15, 2017, at 5:00 pm PT. 

Californians for Safe Streets is a coalition - begun by California Walks, the California Bicycle Coalition, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership - to improve traffic and street safety in our state.

Antiquated state laws are preventing California from using speed safety cameras, a proven life-saving technology already used in over 140 communities! Portland, New York City, and Washington, DC have all reduced serious traffic crashes with this technology. Let's legalize them on dangerous streets in California!

Updates from the Focus Cities California Project

Have you heard of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Focus Cities? From FHWA:

"Since 2004, FHWA's Safety Office has been working to aggressively reduce pedestrian deaths by focusing extra resources on the cities and states with the highest pedestrian fatalities and/or fatality rates. The states and cities were revised in 2015 to include bikes and to what you currently see in this  map ."

It's likely no surprise that California is a Focus State, or that seven of our largest cities are Focus Cities: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Ana. 

Over the past year, we have been working in partnership with  UC Berkeley SafeTREC to provide each of our Focus Cities technical assistance, education, data, and outreach. Some of that work is in direct partnership with local pedestrian and bike advocacy organizations, and we're highlighting some of their blog posts in our Focus Cities series:
This series has been made possible by the grant-funded Focus Cities California program, a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks, which supports increased safety in walking and biking.
 
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



2017 Safety Efficacy Confidence Levels for Pedestrian and Bicycle Treatments by Fehr & Peers Bicycle/Pedestrian Discipline Group



Upcoming Events

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