Equity concerns take center stage as bike share funding moves forward

JPACT came together this morning to green light $16.8 million in federal grants for active transportation projects.(Photo © J. Maus) A Metro committee unanimously approved a $70.7 million package of federal “regional flexible funding” at a meeting of their Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) this morning. 14 projects (totaling $22.9 million) — including … Read more

Summit panel urges stronger connection between mobility, race, health

The panelists: L to R: Dr. Philip Wu, Olivia Quiroz, Mychal Tetteh, Noelle Dobson.(Photos: BikePortland/Patrick Croasdaile) In recent years, the fields of public health, equity and transportation policy have become increasingly linked. At a breakout session at the Active Transportation Summit yesterday, advocates and experts came together to learn more about why these issues are … Read more