Cities in Action: Equitable Transportation Solutions

Problem: The COVID-19 pandemic uprooted transportation patterns in 2020 and, in many ways, exacerbated and exposed the inequalities that already exist in our communities.

Solution: Cities are creating data tools to help achieve city-wide racial equity goals and strategies.

Outcome: Portland’s Equity Matrix and the Spatial Equity Data Tool developed at the Urban Institute, along with a Safe Streets initiative exploring pricing options for equitable mobility, together with the Unequal Commute tool established in the other cities are helping to address disparities and increase residents' upward economic mobility.

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