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Rights in Transit: Public Transportation & the Right to the City

  • CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (map)

Is public transportation a right? Should it be? For those reliant on public transit, the answer is invariably “yes” to both. For those who lack other means of mobility, transit is a lifeline. It offers access to many of the entitlements we take as essential: food, employment, and democratic public life itself.

Rights in Transit offers a direct challenge to contemporary scholarship on transportation equity. Rather than focusing on civil rights alone, Rights in Transit argues for engaging the more radical notion of the right to the city.


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Earlier Event: February 26
2019 Transit Awareness Day
Later Event: March 14
Bike Law Talk