Closing The Gap On Transportation: Walking Or Biking While Black Can Be Deadly

Formal black man with coffee on crosswalk
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Formal black man with coffee on crosswalk
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Closing The Gap On Transportation: Walking Or Biking While Black Can Be Deadly

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Many have heard of “driving while Black”, but also “biking while Black” or even “walking while Black”, can have deadly consequences for Black Americans.

A public health historian and scholar explains for Reset how legacy policies, planning and practices disproportionately endanger African American pedestrians, joggers and cyclists.

GUEST: Jennifer Roberts, assistant professor of Kinesiology, University of Maryland School of Public Health; director, Public Health Outcomes and Effects of the Built Environment Laboratory