More Equity Examples



Measuring Access to Opportunities to Advance Equity

Source: Conveyal
Describes a tool to quantify access to opportunities and progress toward equitable transportation systems, particularly public transit and active modes of transportation. Its routing software is published under a permissive open-
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The Role of Transit, Shared Modes, and Public Policy in the New Mobility Landscape

Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Transportation Research Board
Reports that shared modes of transportation, such as ride-hailing and scooter and bike sharing, can enhance mobility, equity, and sustainability in metropolitan areas.
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City Leadership in a Pandemic

Source: NACTO
Report captures new playbooks to protect essential workers, adapted streets for safety and mobility, and preparations for an equitable and sustainable recovery.
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Advancing research in transportation and public health: A selection of twenty project ideas from a U.S. research roadmap

Source: Journal of Transport & Health
Builds on advancing research in transportation and public health by highlighting 20 priority research needs from the NCHRP Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health.
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Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
This resource, meant for agencies interested in but just beginning their project evaluation efforts, intends to provide general steps to take in evaluating projects and discuss useful measures for common Complete Streets goals of access,
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Complete Streets

Source: Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Complete streets are designed and operate to enable safe and convenient access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.
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Non-government Funding

Source: Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Businesses and non-profits often award grants or serve as partners for projects and programs that support walking and biking.
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Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation

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A compilation book by leading transportation equity scholars and advocates.
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Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Insights on Equity from a Survey of Bike Share System Owners and Operators

Source: National Institute for Transportation
This National Institute for Transportation and Communities report assesses equity efforts of more than 50 bike share systems in the United States.
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Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning

Source: Pedestria and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and Federal Highway Administration
This white paper discusses ways to improve the ability of traditionally underserved communities to travel safely and conveniently via walking or wheeling in a sustainable, equitable transportati
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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center; Context Sensitive Solutions
City leaders wanted to make it easier for people to visit the Indianapolis's cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn't get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful linear park and trail system,
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The New Majority

Source: League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club
This report showcases new data and analysis from the League of American Bicyclists and the Sierra Club, as well as compelling statistics and information that highlight the new face of biking in America.
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Small Town Traffic Calming

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Residents of Oneonta pursued a pedestrian-friendly alternative to urban renewal projects that had resulted in narrow sidewalks, heavy vehicle traffic, and the demolition of historic buildings in the downtown area.
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Walk this Way

Source: Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
This paper presents information about the economic benefits of walkability in Washington, D.C.
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Using Health Impact Assessments to Evaluate Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
This white paper explores the opportunities that exist for incorporating Health Impact Assessments in the transportation planning process.
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Fiscal Year 2011 Update on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

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This March 2011 update summarizes some of the accomplishments of the four communities that are part of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP).
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Advocacy and Public Health: Partners for Walkable, Bikeable Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The ACEs project developed the concept of an Active Living Task Force to formalize collaboration among people from diverse sectors with a stake in the way a community supports active living.
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The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016

Source: Australian Bicycle Council
The NCS 2011-16 sets out a framework of six key priorities: cycling promotion, infrastructure and facilities, integrated planning, safety, monitoring and evaluation, and guidance and best practice
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Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2009

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds.
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Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2007

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds.
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Recreational Trails Program

Source: Coalition for Recreational Trails
The Coalition for Recreational Trails with the Federal Highway Administration, developed a database of State trail projects that had received funding from the Recreational Trails Program since the program'
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Surface Transportation Environment and Planning (STEP) Cooperative Research Program

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The general objective of the STEP is to improve understanding of the complex relationship between surface transportation, planning and the environment.
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Pedestrian Safety Report to Congress

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report was a response to the SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-59, Section 2003(e), which requires the Secretary of Transportation to produce a comprehensive report on pedestrian safety.
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Sidewalk Planning: A GIS-Based Approach

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A custom GIS-based toolset was developed to accurately identify potential sidewalk construction and maintenance projects, score and prioritize these projects using weighted comparisons, and provide cost estimates.
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Cycling for a Few or for Everyone

Source: World Transport Policy and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 1
This article reports empirical evidence that multi-faceted strategies (education, enforcement, and provision of facilities) are more effective in increasing cycling safety and raising overall cycling levels.
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Special Report: Accessible Public Rights-of-Way Planning and Design for Alterations

Source: Public Rights-of-Way Access Advisory Committee
This technical assistance publication has been developed to provide guidance in the planning and design of pedestrian improvements constructed as part of an alteration project.
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Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Strategies

Source: Center for Transportation and the Environment
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA- LU), passed by Congress in 2005, provides new provisions and expands previous legislation that support bicycle and pedestrian programming,
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Interim Report to the U.S. Congress on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This interim report summarizes progress and initial results of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) and the four pilot communities' participation in the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (
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Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Source: United States Access Board
This document provides a guide to planners on accessible pedestrian signals.
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Bicycle & Pedestrian Technical Summary

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This document summarizes the changes made by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).
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Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways provisions of Section 217 of Title 23, as amended by TEA-21, describe how Federal-aid funds may be used for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
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Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.
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Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21)

Source: United States Department of Transportation
The web site provides detailed information on the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) funding laws.
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New Community Design to the Rescue

Source: National Governor's Association
This paper discusses the merits of New Community Design (NCD) and the ability of NCD to end sprawl and improve community health.
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Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper discusses the current and potential problems with automobile dependent societies.
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Lessons from Katrina and Rita: What Major Disasters Can Teach Transportation Planners

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper examines failures in hurricane Katrina and Rita emergency response and their lessons for transportation planning in other communities.
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Active Living and Social Equity: Creating Healthy Communities for All Residents

Source: International City/County Management Association
This guide explains the connections between active living and social equity, provides a toolbox of local government strategies for promoting active living equitably, and highlights notable examples of local initiatives from around the country.
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Enhancing America's Communities

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This third edition of Enhancing America's Communities highlights a variety of transportation enhancement projects from around the country, showcasing the potential of TE to build strong places through targeted transportation investments.
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Roadway Connectivity

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This chapter describes how improved roadway connectivity can reduce vehicle travel. The document details how to implementation connected streets and lists benefits, costs, case studies, and their impacts on travel and equity.
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Surface Transportation Policy Project

Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project
The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity,
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Design Guidance Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach

Source: United States Department of Transportation
This policy statement adopted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) offers recommendations to public agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups, and others for integrating bicycling and walking into the transportation mainstream.
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