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Who are we Designing our Transportation For?

Our transportation systems should exist to serve the entire population of a city. When we place the most historically underserved residents at the center of system design, everyone benefits.

Today we are in a critical moment to redefine who our systems exist to serve, and in the process, rigorously eradicate mobility deserts: both in terms of service provided, and in the hours of that service. Mothers, families, people from disadvantaged communities, and late-shift commuters need safer and more reliable mobility options — now is the time to shift research and
planning efforts to focus on them.

In this session, hear from folks who are thinking holistically about which communities their transportation networks serve: from a comprehensive study of the minority female experience in LA’s transportation network to a bus network redesign in Houston that increased service for previously overlooked non-commuter travels.