What is the Equitable Development Principles and Scorecard?
In the Twin Cities, many community members walk, bike, roll, and/or use public transit to meet their mobility needs—for personal choice, economic need, physical disability, or other reasons. However, in the planning and implementation of transportation improvements, these community members are often left out or underrepresented in conversations. This means that transportation improvements frequently do not serve the needs of people who bike, walk, roll, and/or use public transit—and, in many cases, actively harm local communities.
This is why the Equitable Development Principles and Scorecard document was created.
What is the Transportation Edition?
In 2016 and 2017, community members who care deeply about safe, accessible, welcoming mobility options for all—drawing largely from underrepresented members of the bicycle advocacy community—came together to create this “Transportation Edition” of the scorecard—a supplemental scorecard specifically focused on bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit infrastructure.
By using this transportation scorecard, community-based organizations, cultural groups, and government officials and planners can ensure that bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit improvement will benefit everyone.
Cycles for Change helped to facilitate the process and we are excited to share the final product. Many thanks to all those that participated in the visioning and editing that helped produce the final Transportation Edition.