At the Untokening, Advocates Discussed the True Meaning of Transportation Equity When communities of color are truly engaged in planning decisions, it leads to more holistic solutions. “This is the most colorful room I’ve seen in a while,” proclaimed Dr. Adonia Lugo, co-organizer of Untokening California, a multiracial convening in Los Angeles focused on mobility justice, as she looked around the room the morning of Saturday, November 4.
Alma Cruz Zamudio Arias, a woman who dedicated her adult life to fighting for social justice causes, including equitable transportation access, passed away last month at age 26. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, immigrated to Joliet with her family when she was four, and recently lived in Pilsen. Alma earned a BA in urban planning and public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and was a graduate student in the university’s Master of Urban Planning and Policy program.
Note: I placed my portion of this post at the beginning to outline the events that led to this discussion of the Bike Talk panel. But be sure to check out Streetsblog Chicago reporter Lynda Lopez’s thoughts on the topic in the second half of the article, and feel free to just skip ahead to Lynda’s section if you’re already familiar with the subject – I think her portion is more essential than mine, and it also addresses two upcoming forums on Transit-Oriented Development .
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