January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
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Equity Issues in Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center
Charles Brown, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Kevin Manaugh, McGill University, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Pedestrians; and Standing Committee on Environmental Justice in Transportation

Opportunities to walk safely and comfortably are not distributed equitably; for example, residents of low-income and minority areas have greater exposure to pollutants and traffic dangers. These discrepancies highlight the importance of understanding those who walk because of financial necessity or spatial constraints—that is, lack of transit options. Through case studies, interactive games, and more, participants explore ways to increase the equitable distribution of safe pedestrian space.

Kids and Common Values: Elevating the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Pedestrian Equity
Seth Lajeunesse, UNC Highway Safety Research Center

 

Transport Justice: Where Does the Pedestrian Fit In?
Karel Martens, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

A Matter of Life or Death: Vision Zero Chicago

 

Tensions Between Sustainability and Social Inclusion: Women Walking and (not) Cycling in Santiago Chile
Lake Sagaris, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

 

Evidence of Inequity in the Distribution of Pedestrian Crashes
Robert Schneider, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee