Daily Archives: 9 March 2012

New Social Equity Agenda for Sustainable Transportation

Todd Litman and Marc Brenman discuss in this report  the importance of incorporating social equity and environmental justice objectives into transport policy and planning analysis. It recommends a more systematic and comprehensive analysis framework that considers how planning decisions affect transport system diversity and therefore the transport options available to non-drivers, plus various external costs that harm disadvantaged people. More comprehensive analysis can help identify more integrated, win-win solutions, which achieve a variety of social, economic and environmental objectives. Continue reading