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Research Highlights

Evaluating Efforts to Improve the Equity of Bike Share Systems

Nathan McNeil
John MacArthur , Jennifer Dill , Joe Broach
BREAKING BARRIERS TO BIKE SHARE: Insights on Equity. Public bike share systems have rapidly expanded across the United States in recent years. However, there is evidence that significant portions of the population are underrepresented among bike share users, including people of color, along with lower-income, female, older adults and less-educated groups. Lack of bike share stations in neighborhoods with people of color and/or lower incomes is one factor, but does not completely explain th... Read More

Evaluating the Distributional Effects of Regional Transportation Plans and Projects

Kristine Williams
Aaron Golub
Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have long been required to consider the equity implications of their regional transportation plans and processes. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, this research aims to provide additional guidance to MPOs on how to evaluate distributional equity in regional plans and projects. The report begins with an overview of federal requirements related to equity in transportation planning. We then synthesize contemporary met... Read More