Traffic Safety Webinars

Overview
Bicyclist riding on the street in traffic

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

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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

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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

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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 

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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