The Mobilizing Justice Transportation Modes Working Group conducted a literature review to explore the transportation barriers people face and how they adapt. We were particularly interested in understanding the experiences of equity-deserving communities when trying to access desired destinations. This brief review provides a starting point for more in-depth research on specific modes or population groups of interest.
This research brief is one of a series of briefs that shares findings from research conducted as part of Mobilizing Justice’s Theme 2, which aims to understand the experiences of people, especially those facing transport-related social exclusion, across different transportation modes.
Transport poverty occurs when individuals belonging to structurally marginalized groups
experience barriers caused by inadequate transportation. In this briefing note we explore the
landscape of transport poverty in Toronto, Canada through the lens of access to opportunities
by public transit. Click here to read.
In November 2022, over 100 people attended four workshops facilitating a Community of Practice among transportation advocates and grassroots initiatives nationwide. Based on the discussions, workshop organizers from The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) have provided this summary and recommendations to researchers, governments, and nonprofits on building equitable relationships with grassroots initiatives. Click here to read.
This policy brief, developed in collaboration with the University of Toronto School of Cities, summarizes Mobilizing Justice’s goals and our Year 1 report on the impacts of COVID-19 on transportation equity.
In an associated interview with School of Cities, Meghan Winters (Simon Fraser University), Howaida Hassan (City of Edmonton), and Steven Farber (University of Toronto), discuss Mobilizing Justice’s goals and efforts to date.