Equity in Roadway Safety: Webinar Series

Recorded Webinars 

FHWA’s equity in roadway safety webinar series shares equitable strategies and tools that can be integrated into transportation programs and projects to close disparities in roadway fatalities on the way to our shared goal of zero deaths. Several recordings are available below.  

Equitable Data Analysis (May 22, 2024)
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Description: Join us to learn about available tools to collect, analyze and visualize data to support safety and equity. This session features (1) a demo from NHTSA on the FIRST tool, which allows you to quickly and easily disaggregate crash fatality data by race, crash contributors, etc. and visualize these crashes and (2) presentations on the Syndromic Surveillance Program by the CDC and Washington State Department of Health which allows you to potentially access real-time data on serious injury for pedestrians from emergency departments. 

Tools and Strategies for Equitable Design (March 27, 2024)
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Description: Learn about tools and strategies to integrate equity and safety considerations into project design. This webinar features presentations from the CDC on healthy community design and anti-displacement strategies, the US Access Board on accessible designs for pedestrians with disabilities, and a non-profit on empowering young people in transportation decision making. 

Strategies for Meaningful Public Involvement in Roadway Safety Planning (September 20, 2023; October 24, 2023)

State and Regional Agencies
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Description: Learn about innovative practices to meaningfully engage underserved communities through intentional outreach, compensation, and partnerships to deliver more effective projects that advance safety for all road users. Featuring representatives from Minnesota DOT; Washington State Traffic Safety Commission; Alameda County, CA; and BGMPO, NC. 

Local Public Agencies
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Description: Learn about innovative practices to build relationships with underserved communities to develop robust local Safety Action Plans and deliver more effective projects that advance safety for all road users. Featuring representatives from Charlotte, NC; Detroit, MI; and Lancaster, PA. 

USDOT and FHWA Update and Vision Zero Network Resources
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Description: This session features presentations on USDOT’s Promising Practices for Meaningful Public Involvement in Transportation Decision Making Guide and tools from the Vision Zero Network. 

Tools to Conduct Equitable Safety Data Analysis (June 14, 2023)

Presentation of all four tools (1 hour)
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FHWA Title VI Toolkit Demo
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Description: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin. Learn about how to access and analyze race and ethnicity data and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) data from data.census.gov. You will walk away with practical strategies to access and use U.S. Census data on race and ethnicity and LEP for compliance with Title VI.

Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP) and HEPGIS Equity Maps
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Description: You may walk away with a GIS mapping of your community overlaying demographic and crash data.

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Description: This NEW FHWA tool is intended for small cities and MPOs. You will walk away with a list of locations with pedestrian safety risks in your community. To access the tool, visit www.mystreetpedsafety.org and email “Contact” to request user access. You must also gather a zipped shapefile of your jurisdiction’s pedestrian crash data. 

U.S. DOT Equitable Transportation Community (ETC) Explorer
This tool is evolving. Follow the instructions on the website for the most up-to-date information.

Equity in Roadway Safety Leadership Panel (April 17, 2023)
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Description: USDOT’s ETC Explorer tool is a NEW interactive web application that uses 2020 Census Tracts and data to help practitioners distribute the benefits of investments to address transportation related causes of disadvantage. You can use the tool to generate scores that can be used in applications for USDOT discretionary grant programs or in making STIP project