Who drives, where, and when? An evaluation of behavioral responses to license-plated based driving restrictions

Understanding behavioral responses to driving restrictions is essential to minimizing social harm, ensuring that the policies work to reduce pollution, and adjusting policies to support low-income households. This study helps to fill this behavioral gap by using Mexico City’s 2017 household travel survey to examine who drives what types of cars, where, and at what time of day. Survey respondents report government-issued hologram numbers that indicate whether a car on the road is exempt from the policy due to a newer low-polluting vehicle, potentially restricted on weekdays and Saturdays, or definitely restricted on Saturdays. The research team also builds on this analysis through household surveys and focus groups in three inner suburban areas of Mexico City.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $111269
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guerra, Erick

    • Start Date: 20190701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210730
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01735665
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Apr 2 2020 4:14PM