Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities: Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Summary Report

Source: Salud America

Too often, land use and transportation policies and practices promote and perpetuate auto-centric and racially/economically segregated communities. These practices arose from decades of systematic racial injustices and strongly contribute to poor health among Latino and low-income populations today. Workgroup members agreed that individual efforts to improve transit connections, invest in isolated walking and biking projects, and retrofit complete streets in Latino and low-income communities do not significantly improve community health. While each of these efforts would improve mobility and physical activity on a spot-location basis, individual investments do not achieve the systematic change needed to reverse unjust planning and design practices.

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