Completed 2019 Research Project

Applying civic innovation methods to advance safety education: A pilot program

Principal Investigator
Eric Dumbaugh
Florida Atlantic University
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Final Report

Project Slide Deck

Research Brief


Advancing safety requires us to not only enhance our planning and design processes, but to establish local cultural and belief systems that value, prioritize, and advocate for traffic safety. This project details an effort to link creative placemaking techniques with traffic safety through events centered on the Little Havana neighborhood, a lower-income, predominantly immigrant community in Miami. This culminated in the Cardboard Challenge, an event that sought to engage school-aged children in developing a model city using recycled materials, and then evaluating the safety of associated transportation network. This project also provides guidance that can be used by other communities seeking to engage non-traditional partners in the planning and programming of traffic safety investments.

Project Details

Project Type: Research
Project Status: Completed
Start Date: 6-1-2019
End Date: 7-1-2021
Contract Year: Year 3
Total Funding from CSCRS: $87,952