Active Transportation and Equity: Key Challenges and Opportunities from the Field

Overview

As the United States is wrestling with race and class in many arenas, these issues have come to the forefront in the world of walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School. Straight talk on equity is welcome when it comes to active transportation, health and safety -- but what does equity and active transportation mean in practice at the local and regional level? Join the National Partnership's webinar to hear why equity is crucial in the world of active transportation, how equity is being prioritized in the field, and learn about best practices in bridging the gap between community need and active transportation's benefits.
 
Speakers:
• Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
• Pedro Arista, Program Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
• Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
• Alyia Smith-Parker, Senior Associate, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities
This webinar is part of a regular series of free webinars brought to you by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on topics related to Safe Routes to School and other policy and program initiatives that can increase walking and bicycling to school and in daily life.
 

Transit Oriented Development that’s Healthy, Green and Just

Overview

Transit Oriented Development that’s Healthy, Green and Just asks a basic question about Puget Sound’s new light rail system – how do we ensure this massive public investment benefits all families? In Southeast Seattle neighborhoods the light rail has already accelerated gentrification and may lead to displacement of many communities of color into the suburbs. It’s not just a lack of affordable housing, though. Low-wage jobs keep family incomes down as real estate prices rise, creating pressure to leave. As it turns out, transit oriented development that ignores racial equity and job quality will short-change light rail’s potential environmental benefits