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12 Strategies for Centering
and Prioritizing Equity
in Transportation

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s I reflect on the past decade and prepare myself for the months and years ahead,
I feel a real sense of professional and personal responsibility to share with my
peers and colleagues in transportation effective strategies I have learned as a
street-level researcher/urban planner in centering and prioritizing equity in

transportation. These strategies are consistent with my belief that effectively centering equity
requires an unwavering and unselfish commitment to the fact that equity cannot be achieved
without 1) trying to understand and give people what they need to enjoy full healthy lives; 2)
ensuring the presence of justice and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of
resources by institutions or systems; 3) understanding the underlying or root causes of inequalities and oppression within our society; and 4) deepening our collective knowledge about the
connection between social identities, access, mobility, power, and privilege.
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