By Charles Pekow — Are minority bicyclists getting a disproportionate share of traffic citations? If so, to what degree and what is being done about it? What further can and should be done about it?
The Transportation Research Board is offering a 30-month, $500,000 contract to study the issue. The contractor for Assessing and Mitigating Racial Disparities in the Enforcement of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Micromobility Traffic-Related Laws will come up recommendations for state and local governments on how to assess the situation and what to do about it. The project also calls for developing a framework for communities to evaluate the issue and efforts to deal with it.