STEP is a community group dedicated to improving transportation in Somerville, MA. We advocate for the Green Line extension, a more livable city, and public health issues.
Article on the public health consequences of unsafe and inconvenient walking and bicycling conditions, including recommendations.
Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lessons from The Netherlands and Germany (PDF)
Report from this annual conference on the effects of transportation on communities. Topics include environmental justice, healthy communities, and inclusive decision-making.
Community Impact Assessment Conference articles (PDF)
Inventory of technical approaches that can be used to address environmental justice issues for systems-level and corridor/subarea planning.
Technical Methods to Support Analysis of Environmental Justice Issues (PDF)
A report published by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
MBTA Capital Spending: Derailed by Expansion? (PDF)
Paper on the positive impacts on transportation investment – in particular, the benefits to mobility and access, safety, aesthetics, and community cohesion.
Community and Social Benefits of Transportation Investment (PDF)
Northeastern University research on unequal exposure to pollution and hazardous waste.
Unequal Exposure to Ecological Hazards: Environmental Injustices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (PDF)
Paper on the difference that rail transit makes in attracting the public to use public transportation.
Impact on Transit Patronage of Cessation or Inauguration of Rail Service