About Us

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is part of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC), which in 2016 received funding from USDOT to lead the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, a National University Transportation Center. We work closely with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), which is also part of HSRC and serves as the US Department of Transportation’s clearinghouse for pedestrian and bicycle research and tools.

Launched in 2016, the Vision Zero for Youth Initiative was guided by input from the National Association of City Transportation Officials, the National League of Cities, the Vision Zero Network, and places with strong pedestrian programs including Los Angeles, Miami-Dade County, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.

Our team

Nancy Pullen-Seufert, Center Director

Seth LaJeunesse, Associate Director

Lauren Marchetti, Senior Advisor

Stephen Heiny, Project Coordinator

Colleen Oliver, Communications Manager