93% percent of the worlds fatalities on the roads occur in low and middle-income countries. In high-income countries like the U.S., people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to be involved in crashes. Social inequity in transportation systems has a disproportionate impact on historically underserved communities, rural communities and their residents.
Most interventions that serve these communities (schools, health, clinics, nutrition programs and social services) often depend on the individual needing transportation to access providers. And unfortunately, the cost of vehicle ownership is often out of reach for many. Vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists are at a greater risk to experience the negative impacts of our current transportation system.