I was made aware of this document through some internet sleuthing, and was led to Jarrett Walker’s excellent blog, which has a copy of the document posted. Click on the link to his blog to read a good recap of this document.
“In 1996, the City Administrator of West Palm Beach, Florida, Michael J. Wright, issued a directive to his staff on how to avoid biased language in the descriptions of transportation investments and policies. It’s four pages, sharply written, and may well be the smartest bureaucratic directive you’ll ever read.” – Jarrett Walker
Is this still policy, and if not, why not? Any readers who can shed some light would be appreciated.
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