January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Equity Issues in Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
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.

Examining the Impact of Crime on Walking Frequency and Propensity in Low-Income and Minority Communities
Charles Brown, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center


Pedestrian Equity: An Introduction to the Issues
Kevin Manaugh, McGill University


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
Olatunji Reed, Equiticity


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


Increasing Pedestrian Equity by Expanding the Scope of Transportation Research and Policy
Kate Lowe, University of Illinois, Chicago