Socio-cultural and historical factors in active transportation

This project will assess policy and research insights drawn from a review of socio-cultural and historical scholarship on active transportation. The review will pay close attention to questions of equity, diversity, and inclusion and the influence of categories of social identity such as race, gender, and class. Literature will be gathered from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to history, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, geography, communication, media studies, literature, gender studies, and ethnic studies. Insights from such disciplines offer new avenues for transportation research and new resources for practitioners. This is a propitious moment for such a review, because of growing concerns about equity and justice within active transportation. Sociocultural and historical research on active transportation promises to point toward solutions for addressing challenges of inequality and cultural difference.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $34000
    • Contract Numbers:

      Project #: 17-F09-UCD

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      METRANS Transportation Center

      University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626

      Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

      650 Childs Way
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University of California, Davis

      1 Shields Ave
      Davis, California  United States  95616

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Brinkerhoff, Cort

    • Principal Investigators:

      McCullough, Sarah

    • Start Date: 20180101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01652794
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
    • Contract Numbers: Project #: 17-F09-UCD
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Dec 1 2017 10:53AM