It's time for a fresh approach.
Our mission is to create and exchange knowledge to advance
transportation safety through a multidisciplinary, systems-based approach.

Learn about the cutting-edge research, tools, data, and resources—compatible with a systems-based approach—we are developing to increase understanding about road safety issues.


Explore how we are engaging and training a growing body of students and future leaders in road safety principles and systems-based approaches and methods.


Discover our efforts to ensure that systems-based principles are shared, understood, and adopted by traffic safety professionals and stakeholders.

A Venn diagram showing how CSCRS represents the intersection of the principles Safe Systems and Systems Science. Safe Systems principles include adapt to human behavior, manage energy transfer, treat safety as foundation for all interventions, and foster shared vision and coordinated action. Systems Science principles include apply tools to manage complexity, explore system assumptions and interactions, and provide framework for considering policies and engaging stakeholders.CSCRS Safe Systems Summer Learning Series

As more organizations seek to understand and adopt Safe System principles, there is a need to create space for constructive dialogue on what is still needed for Safe System approaches to meet community safety, health, and equity needs. In our Safe Systems Summer Learning Series, we bring together panelists with diverse perspectives to reflect on core Safe System concepts and the broader system in which our transportation work unfolds. Summer Learning Series page >

Many learning opportunities in Crossroads newsletter

The most recent edition of CSCRS Crossroads newsletter features multiple online learning opportunities, a recap of NaTMEC 2021, CSCRS research addressing Tesla safety concerns, new Advisory Board members, and much more. See the latest issue > 


CSCRS student projects look at transportation equity issues 

Two CSCRS students recently wrote final graduate school projects focused on topics related to transportation equity. Congratulations to Alejo Alvarado, MCRP, University of California, Berkeley, and Sarah Brown, MCRP, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning! Read more >  

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