2021 Transit Equity Agenda Urges Lawmakers to Improve Accessibility of the City’s Transportation Systems

December 21, 2020

Coronavirus, Disability Justice, Media Coverage, News

NYLPI and other leading New York transportation advocates released their 2021 Transit Equity Agenda, with its stated policy vision of “Equity On Our Streets: A Transportation-Led Recovery Agenda for Candidates”, urging Mayoral and Council candidates to adopt their platform of equitable recovery by way of more equitable public spaces and transportation. Incorporating multiple intersectional lenses, the 2021Transit Equity Agenda demands the City fund public transportation, improve bus services, prioritize climate goals and accessibility, guarantee public transit affordability, expand safe opportunities for bicycling, aim to reduce vehicular accidents, and reallocate street space.

NYLPI championed the rights of people with disabilities to a fully accessible transportation system. “Accessible transportation is essential for people with disabilities,” said Senior Staff Attorney with the Disability Justice Christopher Schuyler. “Without it, people with disabilities struggle to get to their jobs, to doctor’s appointments, to visit friends and family – anything! And as always, an accessible transportation system benefits not just people with disabilities, but also senior citizens, people pushing strollers or carrying luggage, and anyone else with mobility issues.”

You can read the complete press advisory here. For the 2021 Transit Equity Agenda, see here.

The 2021 Transit Equity Agenda was covered in El Diario NY, Streets Blog, and Pix 11.

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