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Mobility Justice

Snotrac works to address injustices within our built environment, ensuring all people can get to the services, shops, schools, and other destinations safely, conveniently, and affordably.

What is Mobility Justice?  Elements include, but are not limited to:

  • Centering and empowering communities and people who have been historically and are presently harmed or marginalized within transportation decision-making processes.

  • Addressing past and ongoing harms caused by transportation and built environment decisions, such community removal through highway construction, redlining, exclusionary zoning, air pollution, water pollution, climate change, and destruction of sacred lands.

  • Building a just transportation system and built environment for future generations, ensuring future peoples of all colors, ethnicities, ages, and abilities truly have equal opportunities thrive.

  • Building a transportation system that gives real choice for how to get around.

  • Ensuring people are safe on streets, roadways, and public spaces in terms of physical safety from traffic violence, public safety and personal safety, and civil liberties.

  • Ensuring people with disabilities can navigate sidewalks and transit systems, and can generally experience the freedoms of getting to where the need and want to go when they want, similar to able-bodied people.

These are some of the things Snotrac has done to advance Mobility Justice:

  • Improving transit service for tribes and low income rural areas so that they enjoy greater ability and freedom to get to medical appointments, pharmacies, groceries, schools, and other services.

  • Advocating for door-to-door transportation services to shift toward quicker on-demand response times so that people with disabilities can have a similar mobility freedom as able-bodied individuals who have access to personal vehicles or ride-hailing services.

  • Raising awareness about the problems of traffic violence and advocating for safer street infrastructure; while discouraging the use of increased policing that disproportionately impact the civil liberties of people of color.

  • Providing best practice resources and presentations to public agencies and departments on how to be more equitable in community engagement practices.

  • Securing financial resources for community-based organizations to more deeply engage their communities in public decision-making processes, especially regarding transportation projects.

  • Regularly conducting transportation needs assessment surveys to understand the mobility gaps for priority populations and what transportation solutions they prioritize.

Snotrac Publications

Additional Resources

Equitable Engagement Resources

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