In partnership with The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), Mobilizing Justice is leading a series of workshops that will connect MJ researchers with Canadian transportation advocates who are working on community initiatives to support transport equity and increase modal choice, especially for those experiencing transport poverty.
We are recruiting leaders from community organizations to participate in facilitated sessions to share and gain new knowledge about current on-the-ground priorities, gaps, strategies, and community initiatives taking place to address transportation equity. Diversity of experience will be one of the criteria considered in choosing participants, as will ensuring representation from community organizations with a focus on different transportation modes (e.g. walk, bike, transit, rideshare, micromobility, paratransit, etc.)
To participate in a workshop (held remotely via Zoom) discussing community approaches to transport equity and increasing modal choice. Each workshop is expected to be about 1.5 hours in length but could be a bit longer. As a workshop participant, you will:
-Connect with like-minded organizations and community leaders working on multi-modal transportation initiatives from across the country
-Learn from transportation equity practitioners, discuss best practices, and identify common barriers to address transportation poverty
-Share your experience and expertise on advocating for and implementing projects that support transport equity and increase modal choice
MJ is composed of six research working groups tackling interrelated questions about transportation and equity. They are: National Survey of Transport Poverty, Data Driven Equity Standards, Innovative Pilots and Policies , Prioritizing Populations, Transportation Modes, and Equitable Community Planning and Engagement.
Any community organization who is asked to prepare and present information during the workshop will be compensated $200 per workshop.
We hope that participants will gain new knowledge and strategies from both MJ researchers and other community organizations that will assist you in increasing your effectiveness in meeting your goals to reduce transport poverty and increase modal choice.
We are also excited to have you join our national network of over 100 researchers, practitioners, advocates, and students, and to publicize your own equity achievements through our media resources. This may include featuring an interview about your work, or experiences, in our blog or news items.
In preparation for this workshop series, we will soon be reaching out to a few community organizations to explore what would be most useful in these sessions, and to co-create workshop themes and topics. Following those interviews, we will have a better sense of the specific roles and benefits for workshop participants.
We anticipate convening the first set of workshops in October or November of 2022.
We want to hear from you! Please email David Simor at dsimor [at] cleanairpartnership.org with a short introduction to your organization and the work you’ve been doing.