Everyone deserves opportunities to walk, bike, and be physically active in their community. However, there are barriers to safe walking and bicycling that go beyond infrastructure and traffic. Many people, particularly girls and women, people of color, and the LGTBQ community, face aggressive comments, threats, microagressions, and other types of street harassment while walking, bicycling, and taking transit.
In conjunction with Anti-Street Harassment Week, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership invites partners and advocates to join a conversation on Twitter to discuss the risks and challenges that street harassment poses as people walk, bike, or take transit to work, school, and other destinations, and how advocates and community members can address street harassment as a barrier to walking and biking.
Join us and share your experiences and successes in overcoming street harassment and making neighborhoods and communities safer.
Use the hashtag #MoveEquity to follow the conversation on Twitter, share your stories and resources for helping communities provide healthy, active transportation options for all.