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"Bicycling is an environmentally sound and affordable
mode of transportation, with the potential to improve the physical and mental health of this nation while reducing traffic congestion and pollution." 



Welcome to the Community Traffic Safety Coalition (CTSC)

Whether you are a cyclist, a pedestrian, a motorist, or all three, the CTSC is for anyone who is interested in transportation safety issues in Santa Cruz County. This website will introduce you to the many CTSC programs. Come to a monthly meeting. Follow us on Facebook. Learn how you can get involved in bike and pedestrian issues in your neighborhood or throughout the county.

Vision Zero

People make mistakes and poor choices; Vision Zero says those mistakes don't have to cost lives. Working together, we can eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets. The CTSC focused on Vision Zero for their 2016-2018 work plan, committing to making Santa Cruz County safer for all road users. Click here to read our 2017 report, The Impact of Traffic Violence On Santa Cruz County, explore interactive maps showing our high-injury corridors and other crash data, and view our Vision Zero workplan.


Our Mission

The mission of the Community Traffic Safety Coalition is to reduce traffic-related injuries while promoting the use of alternative modes of transportation. The primary focus is on bicycle and pedestrian safety issues. The CTSC educates all road users in safety practices to decrease the risk and severity of collisions, and advocates for improved conditions to make all methods of transportation safer.


About the Community Traffic Safety Coalition

The CTSC is a creative and collaborative partnership formed in 1992. Members include community organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals representing law enforcement, transportation, public works, education, health and injury prevention, parents, bicycling advocates, retailers, and manufacturers. The CTSC is staffed by employees of the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (HSA). Our programs are supported by public and private grant funding.

In 1995, the CTSC formed a group in Watsonville, now called the South County Bicycle and Pedestrian Work Group (SCBPWG) to address the unique strengths and needs in this part of the county. Both the CTSC and SCBPWG are exceptional examples of the power of collaboration to accomplish a community’s goals.


Participating CTSC Organizations

  • Bicycle Trip
  • Bike Santa Cruz County
  • Cabrillo College
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Caltrans District 5
  • Capitola Community Center
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Ecology Action
  • Fitness for Life
  • Healthy Start Resource Centers
  • Live Oak Family Resource Center
  • Local Public Works Departments
  • Local Law Enforcement Agencies
  • United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Mission Pedestrian
  • Open Streets Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz County Cycling Club
  • Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
  • Santa Cruz County Office of Education
  • Santa Cruz Metro Transit District
  • The Bike Church
  • The Bike Shack
  • Trips for Kids Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Santa Cruz



The CTSC and SCBPWG hold meetings every other month according to the schedules below. The public is welcome to join us! CTSC meetings are on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency campus, 1060 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 in the Solarium. SCBPWG meetings are on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Watsonville office at the Watsonville Civic Center, 275 Main Street, Suite 450, Watsonville, CA 95076.

2017 CTSC Meeting Schedule

  • February 7
  • April 4
  • June 6
  • August 1
  • October 3
  • December 5

2017 SCBPWG Meeting Schedule

  • January 3
  • March 7
  • May 2
  • July 11
  • September 5
  • November 7


Contact Info

Community Traffic
Safety Coalition

South County Bicycle and Pedestrian Work Group

Theresia Rogerson
Phone: (831) 454-4312
Send an Email

Ride n' Stride Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Program

Kithy Chavez
Phone: (831) 454-4317
Send an Email

Office Location
and Mailing Address:

1070 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
FAX: (831) 454-5048

Bicycle Traffic School
Phone: (831) 454-7551
Information and Class Schedule