Friday Transportation Seminar: Stories from the Bike Equity Network

Friday, March 4, 2022, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Adonia Lugo, Antioch University
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. All presentations are recorded and shared on the event page afterwards.



In late 2013, cultural anthropologist Lugo launched an email list called the Bike Equity Network (BEN). The purpose of the list was to create a space for connection among bike advocates who brought racial and social justice into their mobility work. The email list was a community for the advocates who went on to create the "1.0 Principles of Mobility Justice" as The Untokening, and it continues to expand today. Lugo will share stories from the BEN that define bike equity, mobility justice, and, ultimately, how to open the sustainable transportation and mobility field to more voices and experiences.


  • Overview of mobility justice concept as defined by The Untokening collective
  • Suggestions for using just transition framework in transportation and mobility planning
  • Elaboration of "human infrastructure" concept introduced in Lugo's book, Bicycle/Race


Adonia Lugo, Antioch University

Cultural anthropologist Adonia E. Lugo, PhD is the chair of the Urban Sustainability Department at Antioch University Los Angeles. She was born and raised in traditional and unceded Acjachemen territory and now lives and works in traditional and unceded Tongva territory in Los Angeles. Lugo began investigating sustainable mobility, race, and space during her graduate studies at UC Irvine, when she co-created CicLAvia and the organization today known as People for Mobility Justice in Los Angeles. After receiving her doctorate in 2013, she worked at the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C. as a national leader in developing "bike equity." In addition to her role at Antioch LA, Professor Lugo is an urban anthropologist at Pueblo Planning, a core organizer of The Untokening, and the co-founder of the Mobility Justice Research Network.

Her book, Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance, was published in 2018. Visit Dr. Lugo's website.


This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


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The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education.