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Recommended Readings: Where Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Meets Equity

Recommended Readings: Where Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Meets Equity

Are you looking for stocking stuffers for the upcoming holiday season? Check out our list of recommended readings and books that cover the intersection of bicycle/pedestrian planning and the theme of race, class, and inequality. Right of Way by Angie Schmitt Journalist Angie Schmitt critiques how decades of planning has normalized an expectation for pedestrian fatalities. Expectations that she emphasizes…read more →

Salud America! details steps toward transportation equity for Latinos

Salud America! details steps toward transportation equity for Latinos

Policy can only be as just as conscious and inclusive as those who shape it, and for decades American urban planning policy has reflected the interests and perspectives of its overwhelmingly white majority. This homogeneity has historically caused a both deliberate and collateral damage to minority and low-income people, most notably Black and Latino communities. Salud America!, a Latino-focused organization…read more →

Complete Streets as a Remedy for Racial Disparities in Transportation Planning

Complete Streets as a Remedy for Racial Disparities in Transportation Planning

In March of 2020, BPRC released a blog post titled The World of Bicycle Advocacy Has An Equity Problem. How Do We Fix It? which talked about the challenge of implementing Complete Streets projects in vulnerable and low income communities. This blog post expands upon this complexity by memorializing how historical practices in transportation have disproportionately impacted disadvantaged communities. It…read more →