How People Move: Analyzing the Travel of Vulnerable Populations in Los Angeles

People differ fundamentally in their ability to use or access different transportation systems and modes. Because of these fundamental differences, particular groups experience disparities in their mobility and access to opportunities. As planning agencies in Los Angeles County seek to address transportation equity in their decision-making, there is a need to have a better understanding of these disparities. In response, this project seeks to leverage California's investment in quality transportation data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey California Add-on and the UC Berkeley Transportation Injury Mapping System. Specifically, this project will examine travel patterns (trips and miles traveled per day, mode split, trip purpose, etc.) by different vulnerable groups (women, youth, older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families), and the interconnections between these characteristics. Given local, regional, and statewide attention on ending traffic fatalities, I will connect these travel patterns to collision and fatality rates by gender, age, and transportation mode. This project will be completed in four tasks and the goal of the project is to discern the travel patterns of vulnerable groups in Los Angeles County and relate these patterns to traffic safety exposure risks.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $69,014.00
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Managing Organizations:

      METRANS Transportation Center

      University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
    • Project Managers:

      Brinkerhoff, Cort

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California, Los Angeles

      Los Angeles, California  United States  90095
    • Principal Investigators:

      Brozen, Madeline

    • Start Date: 20200315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210315
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01741804
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: METRANS Transportation Center
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jun 2 2020 3:08PM