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Equity

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Evaluate Safety Improvements Equitably

Advancing equity in safety is an iterative process that requires continuous assessment and improvement. Evaluation helps monitor key metrics and outcomes before implementation, during construction, after a trial phase, and after the project has been completed. This helps ensure the intervention...

Implement Safety Improvements Equitably 

To create a safe and equitable transportation network, transportation funding programs should prioritize safety and focus on underserved communities. An equitable approach distributes investments so people with fewer resources and those who face exclusion and discrimination—on the basis of race...

Engage Community Representatives

Transportation practitioners have the power to incorporate the voices of their communities in transportation decision-making and to build trust with members of underserved communities. Public involvement is not an afterthought in the decision-making process, but rather a core tenet for agencies...

Collect and Analyze Safety Data Equitably

Data-driven safety analysis is key to the Safe System Approach, and it is an important place to begin addressing equity. Integrating demographic, public health, emergency response, and medical data into safety analyses has many...

Equity in Roadway Safety

“Since 2015, the annual number of [roadway] fatalities has exceeded 35,000, with millions more injured – sometimes permanently – each year. Traffic crashes are a leading cause of death for teenagers in America, and disproportionately impact people who are Black, American Indian, and...