Celebrate Transit Equity Week with a Panelist Discussion: Public Transit, Safe Streets, and Urban Design: Making Cities Better for Everyone.
Join us for this important and exciting conversation!
Jan 30th Panelists:
– Justin Cummings District 3 Supervisor,
– Michael Tree Bus Metro CEO/General Manager
– James Sandoval Chairperson for SMART Local 0023
– Adam Millard-Ball Director for Transportation Studies at UCLA
– Miriam Greenberg professor and chair of the UCSC Social Sciences Department and Director of The Critical sustainabilities Project and No Place Like Home, focused on the housing crisis in Santa Cruz County.
Light refreshments will follow the event where the audience can meet the panelists.
National Transit Equity Day is February 4th, recognized on Rosa Parks’ birthday for her pivotal role in combating racial segregation on public buses, trains and trolleys. Equity Transit is sponsoring a week of activities honoring this national coalition event.
Join the conversation with experts, advocates, and transit riders to discuss the critical role that public transit plays in ensuring a more equitable environmentally clean future and how our the design of our cities now can shift transportation and influence the safety of our streets.
A lack of robust, equitable transportation is a major barrier to education, jobs and opportunity, and is a top predictor of future poverty. Prior to the 1940-50s, the United States had one of the world’s greatest public transit networks. Public Transportation is a Human Rights and Civil Rights Issue!
Safe streets, a key component of our Transit Equity Week events, are integral to accessing public transit as well as ensuring that children can bike safely to school and that the most vulnerable members of the community, including elderly and people with disabilities, can walk and roll safely through our streets.
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Join us for our other Transit Equity Week Events held on Wed Feb 1st-Movie Night at Live Oak Grange, Fri Feb 3rd-Safe Streets Bike Party, Sat Feb 4th National Transit Equity Day at the Central Plaza in Watsonville from 10am – 3pm. Learn more at www.EquityTransit.org/transit-equity-day-2023/
Masks MAY be required depending on the venue. Please bring proof of vaccinations card.
Transit Equity Week/Day is produced in Santa Cruz County by Equity Transit & organized nationally by Labor Network for Sustainability