Traffic Safe Communities Network
According to the 2010 Santa Clara County Health Profile Report, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries, many of which are predictable and preventable. In 2009, the California Highway Patrol reported 15,498 crashes that resulted in 95 deaths and 8,605 injuries in the County. To address traffic safety challenges in the county, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department is organizing the Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN). A unique collaborative of traffic safety stakeholders, including includes representatives from the following areas: Law enforcement, engineering, public health, injury prevention, elected officials, education, judicial system, emergency medical services, bicycle and pedestrian safety advocacy groups, and other interested community organizations. The combined efforts of the TSCN’s members have generated innovative projects that have contributed to the countywide reduction in motor vehicle crashes and improvements in bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Under the leadership of the County’s Health Officer, Dr. Martin Fenstersheib, and County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, TSCN strives to prevent and control traffic-related fatalities and injuries as well as save healthcare and property costs through research-based best practice approaches. Funding support for projects is provided by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety
, and others.
TSCN’s current focus areas are:
- Alcohol & impaired driving prevention
- Bicycle & pedestrian safety
- Juvenile Traffic Diversion Program
NEW! Please join us at Traffic Safe Communities Network's Quarterly Meeting featuring Janette Fennell, President and Founder of Kids and Cars. Click here to download flyer.
Workshop and Presentation Resources:
Resources from the Transportation & Safe Routes to School Workshop and Policy Breakfast (events sponsored by CPPW Obesity Prevention, Traffic Safe Communities Network, City of San Jose and Cities Association of Santa Clara County) - January 31st and Feb 1st, 2012
- Creating Sticky Communities by Design Presentation by Mark Fenton
- Safe Routes to School – Engaging School Districts in Creating Supportive Policy Presentation by Betsy McNeil
CSBA Sample Materials:
Resources from the Healthy Transportation Workshop sponsored by Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Obesity Prevention and Traffic Safe Communities Network - November 15, 2011
- Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer, Healthier People and Communities Presentation and Handouts by SafeTREC
- Rethinking Street Design - The Why and How of Complete Streets Presentation by Andy Hamilton
Organizations and individuals interested in contributing to the Network or getting involved should contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP)
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120B
San Jose, CA 95126
Main Line: 408-793-2700