Listing Agency: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Proposal Due Date: 2023-02-21
Submission Type: Online Portal
Description: The objective of this research is to develop tools to (1) incorporate a systemic, risk-based approach to safety prioritization with a focus on promoting socially equitable outcomes and (2) integrate social and demographic equity metrics and methods in the decision-making process for investments affecting safety and Active Transportation during planning, programming, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
The tools shall build on concepts and strategies that:
Integrate social and demographic equity definitions, metrics, and methods for improving safe, connected, and active healthy living spaces for all through targeted transportation investments in planning, design, project selection and prioritization, operations, and maintenance; Consider barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities and issues of gender identity; Evaluate how the effects of past decisions can inform future decisions to change outcomes; Consider communities that have been historically overburdened with social and health inequities, especially those experiencing multiple inequities as a result of historic disinvestment; Consider populations that have been racialized by societal structures and institutions; and Consider methods to engage community members and other stakeholders in process decision-making.