transportation safety

Safety Research, Policy Development and Evaluation

Cambridge Systematics taps into a diverse group of multimodal safety experts to execute research, policy development and analysis, and curriculum development and evaluation that address infrastructure and behavioral safety challenges. We have tremendous experience conducting objective research, developing informative reports on cutting edge transportation safety planning topics, and documenting noteworthy practices to advance our traffic safety partners’ programs. 

Safety Risk Assessment

The systemic approach to safety analysis identifies transportation system characteristics or risk factors that are associated with particular crashes. Risk factors can be characteristics such as curve radius, number of travel lanes, shoulder type and width, or form of intersection control in combination with pedestrian and bicycle facilities. CS is a leader in using systemic analysis to identify risk factors and characteristics and guide decision-makers in prioritizing locations for safety treatments.

September 2013

In 2006, Massachusetts presented the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a statewide, comprehensive safety plan that provided a coordinated framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the State’s surface transportation network.

November 2013

The objectives of the Automated Enforcement and Highway Safety Research study were to conduct a literature review of national research related to the effectiveness of Red Light Camera (RLC) programs.

June 2014

More than 30,000 people are killed in crashes every year on the U.S. road system.

Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization

Develop a multimodal Transportation Safety Management Plan (TSMP) for the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that documented the area’s transportation safety problems and identified a comprehensive suite of strategies to improve safety and save lives.

Florida Department of Transportation

Develop a comprehensive program to improve transportation safety for mature drivers and pedestrians in Florida through education and awareness, training, and outreach with an added benefit of improved safety for all road users.

Transportation Safety Planning

We are leaders in Transportation Safety Planning (TSP), a proactive approach that integrates safety considerations into the transportation planning process at all levels, and we pioneered the concept of “conscious planning” in transportation. Our work led to changes in federal law to mandate safety as a separate planning factor and core funding program. We are experts in quantitative safety planning and engineering, providing quantitative estimates of crash frequency to help agencies plan and prioritize investments.

Transportation Safety

Transportation-related crashes, injuries and deaths take a tremendous human and economic toll. They also, in many instances, are predictable and preventable. Cambridge Systematics takes a multidisciplinary, multimodal approach that emphasizes the four Es of safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education and Emergency Response. Our specialties include strategic safety planning, program and project implementation, data collection and analysis, countermeasure selection and prioritization, monitoring, evaluation, training, and communications.


What is the systemic approach to safety?