New Federal Committee Will Push for Transportation Equity By Helping DOT Reckon With Its Past
“No one alive today is necessarily responsible for the origins of the [transportation] inequities that we inherited. But everybody who was alive today and in a position of responsibility, is accountable for what we do about it. That's why we're here.”
Op-Ed: Why Is Fare Evasion Punished More Severely than Speeding?
A.B. 819 offers California the opportunity to decriminalize fare evasion and replace punitive measures with more equitable approaches.
American Streets May Soon Get Their First Accessible Design Standards from the Feds
The ADA has been the law for 33 years. Why has it taken this long to write strong guidelines to implement it on U.S. streets?
How Four Black Advocates Are Charting a Path to a More Inclusive Bike Community
Streetsblog talked to four Black bike advocates in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities to get a snapshot of how they're fighting to overcome challenges and expand the vision for what a Black cycling community could look like.
How Your Car is Doubling as a Data Collection Device — And Who’s Profiting
Cars and the infrastructure that support them are spying on all of us. What will it take to keep them in check?
Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry Relies on Undocumented Immigrants, but the State Won’t Let Them Legally Drive
Undocumented immigrants in the state can own and register their vehicles, but they aren’t allowed to drive them, forcing many farm workers to risk fines and arrest. “It’s a Catch-22 for a lot of folks,” advocates say.
Opinion: How Shared Micromobility Can Help the Low-Income
Micromobility can be a tool for economic mobility — but only if it's done right.
What Does ‘Inclusive Transportation’ Really Mean?
Transportation 'equity' doesn't mean the same thing to everyone — and a new book argues that understanding why is key to actually achieving it.
How Some Traffic Fines and Fees Can Make Our Roads More Dangerous
A new book explores why America's revenue-focused approach to traffic policing isn't making streets safer, while harming the vulnerable people who get caught in its trap.
Why American Cities Still Aren’t Accessible After 33 Years of the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act has made a positive impact on the built environment — but there's so much more left to be done.