In Arrested Mobility: Barriers to Walking, Biking, and E-Scooter Use in Black Communities in the United States, a landmark report from Equitable Cities, surveys transportation-related policies and practices across all 50 states and 100 of the largest U.S. cities that limit mobility, access and opportunity for Black communities.
In the report, authors Charles T. Brown (founder and CEO of Equitable Cities, and host of the Arrested Mobility Podcast), J’Lin Rose (policy analyst, Equitable Cities) and Samuel Kling (fellow and director of global cities research at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs) examine local transportation and public space laws that enable racially discriminatory policing of Black pedestrians bicyclists and e-scooter riders, and that result in adverse social, political, economic, environmental and health inequalities.
The report provides a starting point for understanding the state of mobility and access for Black Americans, as well as how to enact change.
Learn more about and read the report here.
Learn about the launch of the report here.