Strengthening existing and facilitating new Vision Zero plans

One important policy tool that municipalities, counties, or other entities can use is the development, adoption, and implementation of a Vision Zero plan. A Vision Zero plan is a public document that provides the vision for future efforts to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. Vision Zero planning could be enhanced through guidance on developing a high-quality plan. This project seeks to accomplish the following aims: Aim 1: Develop a guidance document on high quality Vision Zero plan components with expert input. Identifying features of good plans is important because new plans and plan updates can benefit from this information by making adjustments and including these components. High quality plans are hypothesized to be more likely to positively influence desired outcomes. Aim 2: Complete an inventory of existing Vision Zero plans. Aim 3: Compare the elements abstracted from Vision Zero plans to the high-quality elements identified by the group of experts. Aim 4: Make recommendations and disseminate the findings to existing Vision Zero plan holders. The research team will identify elements of high quality and highlight those for other municipalities to use as examples when developing their own plan. Additionally, the team will make recommendations and disseminate the findings to existing plan holders that can be implemented as they update their plans. Aim 5: Develop a toolkit to assist future plan makers that will include examples of high quality elements from Vison Zero plans across the US. In summary, the products developed from this project can directly positively impact the creation of new Vision Zero plans and assist municipalities as they update current Vision Zero plans. It is reasonable to expect that higher quality plans will create more positive impacts on crash fatalities and injuries.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $190,594
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Project Managers:

    Sandt, Laura

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

    730 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard CB # 3430
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599-3430
  • Principal Investigators:

    Evenson, Kelly

    LaJeunesse, Seth

    Marshall, Stephen

    Naumann, Rebecca

  • Start Date: 20180501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01667901
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747113
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2018 2:55PM