More and More American Pedestrians Are Dying Because of Larger Vehicles. Incorporating Data in Safety Regulations Can Help
Policymakers can make roads safer for pedestrians by incorporating new and different data on vehicle size and pedestrian risk.
With data and technology, local ogranizations can dentify community safety needs, improve services for those affected by criminal justice systems, and inform advocacy efforts and policy decision making.
Policymakers deploying federal resources must understand and respect the landscape of local actors that shape rural power structures.
How Can Policymakers Ensure the Push for Electric Vehicles Doesn’t Harm Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color?
Policymakers can use environmental justice principles to prioritize cleaning the worst-emitting power plants and ensure the electric vehicle transition doesn’t disproportionately affect communities where people with low incomes and people of color are most likely to live.
Evidence-informed technical assistance could build government partners’ capacity and help ensure PPPs are designed and implemented in ways that maximize public benefits while enabling financial sustainability.
France’s Urban Solidarity and Renewal (SRU) law has been successful in making the distribution of affordable housing more equitable in terms of evening the availability of subsidized units across municipalities, and it could be a model for the US.
With Limited State and Local Protections, the End of the Federal Eviction Moratorium Puts Millions of Renters at Risk
Expanding state and local protections and accelerating emergency rental assistance is critical to keeping renters in their homes.
If policymakers want to achieve greater racial equity, they can promote and fund placemaking activities in three key ways that align equitable placemaking with infrastructure investments.
Expanding Federal Transit Operations Funding Could Help Achieve Equitable Access to Public Transportation
With an equitably minded transit funding program, the US could improve access to mobility, improve quality of life, and help more families travel to essential needs.