June 3, 2019

Improving safety for walking and biking with the Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training Program

Guest story post by Kate Beck, program lead, UC Berkeley SafeTREC. This original piece was posted on SafeTREC's website. Pictures are courtesy of Lisa Peterson, SafeT...

November 15, 2018

This original piece was posted on UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society and Policy's Citizen Technologist Blog.

This is a project update from a CTSP project from 2017: Assessing Race and Income Disparities in Crowdsourced Safety Data Collection (with Kate Beck...

November 2, 2018

This original piece was posted on SafeTREC's website. Pictures are courtesy of Lisa Peterson, SafeTREC. 

Last week, during the California-wide PedsCount Summit, we launched Street Story, SafeTREC’s new community engagement platform that helps residents, community groups...

November 19, 2016

I had been doing my Master’s in City Planning at UC Berkeley for a year and feeling like there was something missing. I was interested in the very human elements of transportation planning, more specifically, the very real and perceived safety and security concerns tha...

July 17, 2015

Calgary’s new cycle tracks through the downtown core have been a major topic of discussion this summer. There have been many positive reviews, some mixed reviews, and some negative reviews, so I decided to go check the new cycle tracks out for myself.

Like we’ve done in...

July 3, 2015


“Bridgeland has more diversity, we fit in here as a family.”



For the last year, Active Neighbourhoods has been working with residents, business owners and the community association in Bridgeland to engage citizens in the planning and development occurring in the neig...

April 22, 2015


In recent decades, our cities and our ideas around childhood and parenting have changed a lot, however, one of the most significant changes is that children are disappearing from our cities’ public places and outdoor spaces.


1) Kids Need Cities They can Explore On The...

April 18, 2015


Calgarians don’t like to admit that Edmonton has us beat in some respects, but in terms of designing a city strategy that aims to create a vibrant, well-functioning winter city, we think Calgary could take a few pointers from our rival to the North.


Edmonton’s WinterC...

April 12, 2015

In our last blog post, we mentioned 5 key concerns in our neighbourhoods in regards to walking in the winter;

  1. Lighting

  2. Snow Removal

  3. Benches

  4. Signage

  5. Doors on the Streets

Here are some of our ideas that we think will improve walking in the colder...

April 8, 2015



During our work in the Bridgeland community over the last few months, we have heard a lot about difficulties residents face when walking in the neighbourhood during the winter, specifically difficulties seniors living in the neighbourhood face.

This past January we fo...

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