Complete Streets Watch: There is Still Structural Racism in Transportation, Report

Cities must include community members in planning, hire more diverse staff, and stop displacing residents to combat generations of structural racism in our car-dependent society that has long favored suburban commuters in single-family homes over poorer communities riven by highways and pollution, a new report argues.

Smart Growth America’s report, “The State of Transportation and Health Equity,” identifies six systemic challenges and 40 strategies for ensuring safe and free mobility for communities regardless of color or income.