Tools to Integrate Equity into Active Transportation and Safety Investments

The objective of this research is to develop tools to (1) incorporate a systemic, risk-based approach to safety prioritization with a focus on promoting socially equitable outcomes and (2) integrate social and demographic equity metrics and methods in the decision-making process for investments affecting safety and Active Transportation during planning, programming, design, construction, operations, and maintenance. The tools shall build on concepts and strategies that: (1) integrate social and demographic equity definitions, metrics, and methods for improving safe, connected, and active healthy living spaces for all through targeted transportation investments in planning, design, project selection and prioritization, operations, and maintenance; (2) consider barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities and issues of gender identity; (3) evaluate how the effects of past decisions can inform future decisions to change outcomes; (4) consider communities that have been historically overburdened with social and health inequities, especially those experiencing multiple inequities as a result of historic disinvestment; (5) consider populations that have been racialized by societal structures and institutions; and (6) consider methods to engage community members and other stakeholders in process decision-making.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $650000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-150

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Brooks, Mike

  • Start Date: 20231113
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772462
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-150
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 25 2021 3:42PM