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**UPDATED: Applications are due no later than Friday, June 2, 2017.**

We want to partner with you!

California Walks and UC Berkeley SafeTREC are in the midst of hosting 20 day-long Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings (CPBSTs) across California before the end of September. These trainings bring various stakeholders together to achieve a shared goal: to improve walkability and bikeability for everyone in the community where a training is held.

Five CPBST workshop opportunities are left

Through the participation of community residents like seniors, parents, and youth, we center our trainings around a community’s needs and collectively identify and engage the community and agency partners needed to implement pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Agency partners often include Caltrans, City/County staff, Departments of Transportation, Public Works/Engineering Departments, Planning Departments, local schools and school districts, Public Health Departments and law enforcement.

At its core, a CPBST provides community members with technical information that planners and engineers typically use. As facilitators, we work to make that technical information approachable and useful to ensure that community residents are on a more equal playing field when they work with agency staff to address specific issues in their neighborhoods.

The CPBST model is based on the premise that community residents are the true experts on what they need and how to meet that need. California Walks and SafeTREC are proud to partner with communities across the state in an effort to transform the way decisions are made, particularly in low-income communities of color that for decades have lacked infrastructure investments like sidewalks, bike lanes, and safe crossings.

This community planning process prioritizes the use of our streets and roads for all users, especially pedestrians and bicyclists. We seek to make planning a participatory process with strategic actions led by and for the community.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Local government agencies
  • School districts
  • Non-profit and community-based organizations

Learn more about the history of the CPBST program, and take a look at the Roles & Responsibilities Checklist.

Application deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

Please submit an Intake Form to Caro Jauregui at caro@californiawalks.org by Friday, June 2, 2017. Questions? Please call Caro Jauregui, Senior Manager of Policy and Programs, at 323-605-5220 or email her at caro@californiawalks.org.