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Safety on Our Streets: Traffic Safety in San Jose

September 22, 11:00 am PDT

In 2020, 49 community members were killed in traffic-related incidents in San Jose. Despite fewer cars on the road due to shelter-in-place orders, San Jose residents saw an increase in driver speeds AND overall traffic deaths did not decrease. Now, halfway through 2021, the rise in traffic deaths has not slowed down.

Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC, California Walks, the City of San Jose’s Department of Transportation, and LA Walks to learn about traffic safety trends in San Jose over the past 5 years and how COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place affected traffic safety. This presentation will also take a look at resource guides created by Los Angeles Walks and Walk San Jose for crash survivors and those who have lost a loved one to a traffic crash.


  • Theresa Do, Walk San José Program Coordinator
  • Jesse Mintz-Roth, Vision Zero Program Manager, SJ DOT
  • John Yi, Executive Director, LA Walks

Hosted by UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks, as part of the Focus Cities program.

Register online

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you require accessibility accommodations, please contact our Access Coordinator Lisa Peterson at lisapeterson@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

NOTE: All participants and hosts are now required to sign into a Zoom account prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley. New to Zoom? Sign up for a free Zoom account at: https://zoom.us/freesignup/.


September 22
11:00 am PDT
Event Category:


Online – Virtual Event


UC Berkeley SafeTREC