More Equity Resources

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.
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Economic Benefits and Shared Prosperity with Form-Based Codes

Source: Smart Growth America
Reports on research showing how form-based codes produce better economic outcomes, lead to positive impacts for equity and equitable development, and provide the best zoning and regulatory framework for good smart growth development.
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Micromobility, Equity and Sustainability

Source: International Transport Forum (ITF)
Examines micromobility trends and reviews its benefits and social costs to help develop governance frameworks and regulations that maximize the contributions of e-scooters, electric bikes, and pedal bikes to more sustainable mobility while minimizing negative effects.
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Designing for All Ages and Abilities

Source: NACTO
Provides All Ages and Abilities criteria for selecting and implementing bike facilities.
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Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in Bus Rapid Transit and High-Priority Bus Corridors

Source: Transit Cooperative Research Program
Examines the state of practice in bus transit corridor planning, design, and construction in relation to pedestrian and bicyclist safety, public health, and equity, with a focus on dedicated bus lanes.
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Bike Equity in Washington, DC

Source: Equitable Cities, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, StreetPlans
Acknowledges the barriers to bicycling that marginalized groups face and provides national and international case studies of cities, organizations, and community groups leading initiatives to increase bicycle ridership among underserved groups and achieve bike equity.
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Incorporating Distributional Impacts in Equitable Transport Planning

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Provides guidance for considering several types of transportation equity, describes various perspectives and impacts, and offers practical ways to incorporate transportation equity goals into policy and planning analysis.
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Speed, Affordability, Equity, and Transportation Planning Practices

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Provides slides of a presentation that describes how common planning practices favor faster modes and higher traffic speeds over slower but more affordable and resource-efficient options resulting in inequities.
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Street Lighting for Pedestrian Safety

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Features multiple articles focusing on the Safe System approach and principles of the approach as a way to center road safety on humans, regardless of mode of travel, and proactively building layers of protection.
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E-Cars Not the Only Answer for Reducing Carbon Emissions: E-Bikes Overlooked

Source: Treehugger
Reports that from any basis of comparison—speed of rollout, cost, equity, safety, the space taken for driving or parking, embodied carbon or operating energy—e-bikes beat e-cars for most people, however,
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