Organizational Statement of Social Justice and Equity
The Parking Reform Network recognizes that public planning processes have historically marginalized non-white communities.
The Parking Reform Network acknowledges that parking rates, fees, and enforcement can disproportionately impact people with lower incomes, indigenous people, Latinx, undocumented residents, and, particularly insofar as enforcement can lead to interactions with the police, Black people.
The Parking Reform Network will center social justice and equity in our work, including program design, policy recommendations, and recruitment.
The Parking Reform Network seeks to incorporate, amplify, and support the lessons of advocates, organizers, and professionals who have spent their time and resources to make transportation and planning more equitable and socially just.
The Parking Reform Network understands that our organization will make missteps and mistakes and will respond to criticism with introspection, self-education, reconsideration, and, if necessary, restorative reconciliation.
Parking policy reform is supported by people with many varied political viewpoints and, as such, is an advocacy area which can bring unlikely allies together. This is an opportunity for personal and professional growth and understanding. The Parking Reform Network is an inclusive organization with no tolerance for discrimination or harassment including expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, or xenophobia by participants in our events or forums.
- Here are posts with an “equity” category tag
- For example: Fairness and Equity in Parking Reform by Lindsay Bayley. Published here at the Parking Reform Network blog, November 2020.
- “Systemic Racism Affects Everything, Parking is No Exception” by Tony Jordan, Eduardo Mendoza, and Courtney Cobbs. Published in Parking Today, August 2020.
- Code of Community Conduct
Reaching Out & Feedback
- We are planning to reach out to planners and orgs in underrepresented areas. Do you know anyone who should be on our list?
- Suggest rad underrepresented parking reformers to follow and whose work we should totally be sharing already.
- Offer ways we can do better.