Recorded Webinar | Building Health Equity Webinar Series: Transportation and Health Equity Practice

View the eleventh installment in our Building Health Equity webinar series, Transportation and Health Equity Practice. We featured Audrey Wiedemeier, executive director of the Iowa City Bike Library, and Julia Castillo, executive director of the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA). This was a live session on March 8, 2023.

We discussed what equitable transportation means and looks like, current challenges to achieving accessible transportation and the populations most affected, and strategies that health departments can implement to promote accessible transportation for everyone in their communities. The session included an open conversation with attendees.


  1. Discuss how transportation and health equity are related
  2. Learn about current transportation issues and who is most affected 
  3. Explore strategies to promote accessible transportation for all 

Our Speakers

Audrey Wiedemeier, Executive Director of the Iowa City Bike Library
Julia Castillo, Executive Director of HIRTA

View the Recorded Webinar

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) Resources:

HIRTA current projects

HIRTA volunteer opportunities

Health Connector program fact sheet

Health Connector program website

Mass Transit article about HIRTA breaking down barriers

Mass Transit article about Health Connector program

Iowa City Bike Library Resources:

Video about the Iowa City Bike Library’s Climate Action Grant

Little Village articles about the Iowa City Bike Library

A podcast version of this webinar is also available.

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This project is funded by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.