The Implications of Freeway Siting in California: An Equity, Geospatial, and Case Study Approach

Conducted in parallel between researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), this multidisciplinary project will examine four consequences of freeway construction on minority neighborhoods: 1) direct disruption, including disinvestment and loss of housing, local businesses, and local institutions, 2) increasing segregation, such as facilitating suburban white flight and hardening of racial boundaries, 3) diminished access to job or education opportunities because of spatial mismatch, and 4) health impacts because of increasing mobile sources of pollution. Freeway siting continues to have profound health, employment, educational, and social consequences decades later, so uncovering its history is vital to addressing one of the state’s most significant spatial inequities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $109,818.00
    • 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, Davis

      Institute of Transportation Studies
      Davis, CA  United States  95616
    • Principal Investigators:

      Handy, Susan

    • Start Date: 20210101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01758973
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: METRANS Transportation Center
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 24 2020 12:28PM