The 2021 Moving Together Conference


Session 1C – Transportation Equity at the Neighborhood Level - Mattapan

Equity in Mobility Track

This session highlights three community engagement initiatives rooted in the Mattapan neighborhood and run by Mattapan residents. When we talk about transportation equity at the neighborhood level, it is important to make sure that those who are being impacted by these changes are part of the decision-making from the beginning. Hear how three local organizations are approaching community engagement, the strategies they are using, and the challenges they are encountering. The Edgewater Neighborhood Association will share their work convening local residents around access to the Neponset River, the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition will highlight how they engage residents around improving local transportation as part of their mission to improve the food and physical activity environment, and Powerful Pathways will share the perspective of a consulting firm focused on community needs, transportation equity, and racial justice, and on reconnecting communities through inclusive transportation planning to create and sustain safe, healthy, and livable communities. Panelists: Shavel'le Olivier, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition LaRay Brison, Edgewater Neighborhood Association Allentza Michel, Powerful Pathways Moderator: Rachel Fichtenbaum, MassMobility



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