R39: Integrating Systems Thinking Tools into Vision Zero and Safe Systems Approaches
Becky Naumann, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jill Cooper, University of California, Berkeley
Seth LaJeunesse, Nancy Pullen-Seufert, Kelly Evenson, Elyse Keefe, and Kristen Hassmiller Lich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)
In this project, we propose developing systems thinking-based content and guidance materials to strengthen the implementation of Vision Zero and Safe System approaches. This project will develop materials that help stakeholders establish a firm foundation and deepen their understanding of the system (of policies, norms, funding streams, equitable/inequitable processes, etc.) underlying their road safety outcomes, setting the stage for more effective Vision Zero planning and implementation. Our intention is to directly and positively impact Vision Zero and Safe Systems uptake and implementation, building a strong foundation of cross-sector collaboration and a solid foundation for success and sustainability. Additionally, this project builds on several other CSCRS projects, integrating that knowledge into tangible systems-based tools that can be disseminated and used by a wide range of stakeholders.
Learn more about this project on the CSCRS website.