- The Untokening — a multiracial collective that centers the lived experiences of marginalized communities to address mobility justice and equity. Their thought leadership and resources on “Mobility Justice and COVID-19,” and “Untokening Mobility: Beyond Pavement, Paint and Place.” If you’re looking for guidance on how to articulate street safety in a way that centers oppressed communities “Untokening 1.0 — Principles of Mobility Justice” is an excellent primer on the topic.
- Vision Zero’s Troubling Blind Spot — this older (2017) but relevant article in CityLab explores how safe-streets campaigns have pushed for more law enforcement at a time when communities of color feel targeted. In addition, the blog post by Alta Planning & Design on “How Racial Justice Concerns Tie Into Vision Zero Policies” explores how the three E’s (engineering, education, enforcement) need closer inspection.
- Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by Adonia E. Lugo, PhD — this book presents a story that is both academic & personal in nature. It is about the dangers of placing higher importance on the infrastructure of a place than the people that inhabit it, and author/scholar Adonia’s personal perspective of growing up Chicana in Southern California is woven into the ensuing chapters.
- Poor and black ‘invisible cyclists’ need to be part of post-pandemic transport planning too — In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists reported that “the fastest growth in bicycling is among the Hispanic, African American, and Asian American populations. Yet these groups may find cycling to work more problematic.” This piece on invisible cyclists by Julian Agyeman explores how mobility planning can better realign to serve Black communities.
- Warren Logan, Oakland’s Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations for the Mayor’s Office, is interviewed by Courtney Cobbs on how goals can be planned towards addressing and building for racial equity within a mobility framework, on Streetsblog Chicago.
- A Reading and Resource List for Understanding Racing and the Built Environment
- Seattle-based advocacy org, Transportation Choices compiled a list of articles, podcasts, and videos with resources for continued learning on mobility justice/anti-racist resources as part of their Mobility Justice Power Hour last week.
- The Planner’s Beginner Guide to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, compiled by USC Planning Student Danielle Dirksen.
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Out Government Segreated America
- Segregated by Design: Documentary based on the book “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein
- How to Design Justice into America’s Cities: “We’ve restricted the freedom of movement to those deemed unworthy by the declaration of the built environment.”
- I’m a Black Climate Expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet: “Black Americans are disproportionately more likely than whites to be concerned about — and affected by — the climate crisis.”
- CNT’s Rebecca Raines discussed her lived experience in black neighborhoods traveling far to find fresh groceries and the mobility justice concerns that underpin food deserts. (Center for Neighborhood Technology)
Compiled on this page is an ever-growing list of resources related to mobility justice. Have a suggestion for the list? Please email yptchi@gmail and we will update accordingly.
- Equiticty – Founded by Chicagoan Oboi Reed, this organization promotes & advocates for “racial equity, increased mobility, and racial justice to make lives better for Black, Brown and Indigenous people of color across the United States.”
- Think Outside Da Block – Nonprofit organization started by Englewood resident Phatal to empower and empathize with youth through activities and communication. They host a biannual bicycling event called “Roll n Peace” which addresses mental health in the greater Englewood & South Side Chicago community through physical fitness and conversations.
- My Block, My Hood, My City – This powerhouse organization provides underprivileged youth with awareness and opportunity within and beyond their own neighborhoods. Recently, the organization has set up a small business relief fund to financially support black businesses impacted by COVID and looting.