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Justice and Equity in Transportation and Urbanism

Justice and equity manifests in many different ways in transportation and urbanism. This guide presents a number of resources to help you engage with the work necessary to make these systems just.

Barajas, J. M. (2018). Not all crashes are created equal: Associations between the built environment and disparities in bicycle collisions. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 11(1), 865–882. (BIPOC author)


Butler, T. (2018, October 23). Can Vision Zero Work in a Racist Society? Medium. (BIPOC author)


Conner, M. (2018, July 9). Racial Inequity in Traffic Enforcement. Medium.


Coughenour, C., Clark, S., Singh, A., Claw, E., Abelar, J., & Huebner, J. (2017). Examining racial bias as a potential factor in pedestrian crashes. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 98, 96–100.


Fox, J., & Shahum, L. (2017). Vision Zero Equity Strategies for Practitioners. Vision Zero Network.


Goddard, T., Kahn, K. B., & Adkins, A. (2015). Racial bias in driver yielding behavior at crosswalks. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 33, 1–6.


Kravetz, D., & Noland, R. B. (2012). Spatial Analysis of Income Disparities in Pedestrian Safety in Northern New Jersey: Is There an Environmental Justice Issue? Transportation Research Record, 2320(1), 10–17.


Lusk, A. C., Willett, W. C., Morris, V., Byner, C., & Li, Y. (2019). Bicycle Facilities Safest from Crime and Crashes: Perceptions of Residents Familiar with Higher Crime/Lower Income Neighborhoods in Boston. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(3), 484.


Maciag, M. (n.d.). Pedestrians Dying at Disproportionate Rates in America’s Poorer Neighborhoods. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from


Thomas, D. (2020, June 8). ‘Safe Streets’ Are Not Safe for Black Lives. Bloomberg.Com. (BIPOC author)


Vision Zero Cities Conference 2017   Tamika L  Butler Keynote Address. (2017, May 11). (BIPOC author)