Elevating the health and safety of vulnerable road users: Care, equity, and the built environment

The goal of this project is to enhance the safety of vulnerable road users (VRUs) by elevating our knowledge of equitable changes to the built environment (BE). It includes three sub-projects: 1) prioritizes the knowledge of public health professionals and their experiences making BE changes to enhance VRUs’ safety; 2) will evaluate a road safety micro grant program in British Columbia (Vision Zero in Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users) to gain insight into best practices for future cycles; and 3) will examine road safety injury prevention policies and the current design of the BE in Canada through a care ethics lens, which will illustrate whose safety is served by the BE and who is excluded. Overall, this project will contribute to our growing knowledge regarding the links between people’s safety and the BE, with an emphasis on the health of VRUs.

Emily McCullogh
Faculty Supervisor: 
Alison McPherson;Sarah Richmond;Ian Pike
Partner University: