(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Race, space, and struggles for mobility. Transportation impacts on African Americans in Oakland and the East Bay

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOLUB A. (1) ; MARCANTONIO R.A. (2) ; SANCHEZ T.W. (3) ;
(1) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and School of Sustainability, Arizona State Univ., Urban Affairs and Planning Program Virginia Tech, Tempe, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Public Advocates Inc., San Francisco, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Urban Affairs and Planning Program, Virginia Tech, Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


Using an environmental racism framework, this article analyses transportation impacts on African Americans in Oakland and the East Bay while focusing on race, space and struggles for mobility, from the 1970’s onwards. It shows that the new regional transportation policies, like those challenged by a 2005 civil rights lawsuit, favored the mobility needs of more affluent suburbanites over those of African American East Bay bus riders. It concludes that they are layered onto an existing racialized geography and that they reinforce existing inequalities by failing to address racial barriers to opportunity in the built environment


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no5 [pp. 699-728]



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2013.778598

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