Black people experience disproportionate policing, which can create fear of violence as they use transit, walk and bike in the streets. As transportation agencies move to better understand how systemic racism and bias show up in the built environment, what alternatives to policing can transportation professionals use to ensure a dignified and safe mobility experience? Join us to hear U.S. precedents to decrease reliance upon policing, and reduce opportunities for police interactions. Examples will focus primarily on reimagining safety on transit and in public space, though lessons will be applicable to rethinking traffic enforcement in safety programs such as Vision Zero.
Tuesday, September 29
4:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM PT
Ma’ayan Dembo Planner, Author of “Off the Rails: Alternatives to Policing on Transit”
Lateefah Simon Lateefah Simon President Akonadi Foundation