More Equity Resources



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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New USDOT National Roadway Safety Strategy and FHWA Update to Highway Safety Improvement Program

Source: USDOT
At its core, the NRSS is a USDOT-wide adoption of the Safe System Approach, focused on five key objectives: safer people, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds, and post-crash care.
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Montgomery County, MD: Increasing Equitable Transit Access by Improving Walkability

Source: Brookings
Describes efforts to study and tackle pedestrian access as a fundamental equity issue across communities that a new rail line will serve.
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Mobility for the People: Evaluating Equity Requirements in Shared Micromobility Programs

Source: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
Investigates equity in shared micromobility by collecting information from 239 programs across the U.S. and conducting case studies and literature review.
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How to Engage with New Elected Leaders

Source: Transportation for America
Offers three tips for engaging with newly elected officials on transportation projects.
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A Guide to Ensuring Equity in Transportation

Source: StreetLight Data
Describes how to use new demographic insights to invest in equity-first infrastructure.
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