@Streetsblog recently interviewed Nandi Taylor, lead author of a novel study that links historical redlining policies to inequities in pedestrian fatalities today. American Journal of Public Health paper: bit.ly/3kWlIIX

“When we think about pedestrian fatalities, the current transportation field is largely focusing on the identification of individual risk factors rather than ...policies that created and facilitated unsafe environments.”
Streetsblog article: bit.ly/40hwI2A

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The very beginning of , aka my personal way of coping with the early sense of helplessness, which quickly snowballed into the biggest, hardest, most chaotic, most famous, most impactful, and most exciting project I've ever undertaken.

I can't believe it's almost been 3 years...and we're still at it.



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Gateway communities are the small towns outside of national parks, forests, scenic rivers, and ski resorts. In a free webinar March 16, Philip Stoker of the University of Arizona will highlight the housing, transportation, and development challenges that these communities faced in the aftermath of the COVID 19 pandemic. The presentation will highlight the innovative strategies that these communities are using to address their housing and transportation challenges.


Pedestrian fatalities are a public health issue with known racial and geographic disparities. New American Journal of Public Health paper authored by researchers from the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, de Beaumont Foundation, and UNC Highway Safety Research Center looks at the link between historical redlining policies and inequities in pedestrian fatalities: bit.ly/3kWlIIX

Women face inequitable mobility challenges ranging from experiencing issues in safety and security to being part of decision making processes. A new toolkit from International Transport Forum offers 3 ways to not just on but every day.

America Walks recently covered the USDOT Reconnecting Communities grant program that awarded projects to remove or cap highways and reclaim and redesign the land for community connections: americawalks.org/reconnecting-

To start these conversations in your community, a PBIC resource offers common vocabulary and tools to talk about highway removal projects: pedbikeinfo.org/resources/reso

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Please help us make sure this body of knowledge doesn't get lost as we try to put this pandemic in our rear view. If you & your community have a story to tell us about how the pandemic changed your approach to , , or public space, we want to hear it.

You can message me here or email us at shiftingstreets-at-unc-dot-edu

See/download the data at pedbikeinfo.org/shiftingstreets

h/t @pedbikeinfo (3)

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Where should our attention be focused to reduce the epidemic of traffic violence—The built environment? Drivers? Engineers and planners? Car culture? What IS car culture? Join us Feb 16 with Dr. Tara Goddard of Texas A&M to identify how “systems thinking” versus focusing on individual behavior affects approaches to problem definition, data collection, and changing behavior: trec.pdx.edu/events/profession

Today, organizations are joining a USDOT call to action to make roadways safe for everyone by supporting the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) that includes , , and safe walking, biking, and rolling for all.

A recent NRSS progress report details efforts in the last year and next steps: bit.ly/3RwH23h

Getting to zero fatalities and injuries will require everyone doing their part. Join the call and share specific actions here:

US Department of Transportation announces $800M for 510 projects under the and Roads for All grant program, many with a focus on safety for people who walk, bike, and roll.

Join USDOT for a webinar on Feb. 8 to learn more about Federal grant programs and the DOT Navigator, a new resource to highlight upcoming opportunities and help communities apply for funding:


ICYMI: Recent PBIC Messenger went out just before the holidays! There's a lot to catch up on including events if you're heading to the conference this weekend. Make sure you're subscribed to receive the newsletter as essential reading for 2023!

There’s still time to join a webinar tomorrow- 12/20- to learn about the issue of darkness and its role as a contributing factor for . Panelists from Safe Streets Research & Consulting, Oregon Walks, & VHB will share more on research findings and guidance to help improve lighting and visibility. They will also discuss recommended practices from the FHWA Pedestrian Lighting Primer.

Register here: bit.ly/3PBtYIY

PBIC is happy to be here in the fediverse! Looking forward to participating on this platform with inspiring colleagues and partners and talking about , , and for those who , , and !


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