Applying Civic Innovation Methods to Advance Safety Education: A Pilot Program

This effort, developed in partnership with the civic innovation firm Urban Impact Lab, seeks to integrate Safe Systems principles with new approaches to grassroots-organizing and civic engagement. Specifically, it seeks to: (1) Develop new, grassroots methods for engaging users on traffic safety; (2) Apply social learning principles to understand opportunities for integrating safety considerations into local cultures; (3) Collaborate with community stakeholders to proactively identify local safety needs, with a specific focus on mechanisms for engaging school-age students, who are important current users and future stakeholders, yet do not typically have a direct voice in planning or policy decisions; and (4) Pilot and test the effectiveness of these engagement techniques, and translate the results into model practices, activities, and programs that can be applied in other communities.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $87952
  • 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:

    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

    Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dumbaugh, Eric

  • Start Date: 20190601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200901
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01730770
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747113
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 10 2020 10:39AM