Cross-Sectional Study of the Effects of Disability on the Mismatch of Desires versus Choices for Transportation Modes and Residential Location

We propose a research project primarily comprising a survey of the desires, attitudes, and choices of people with & without disabilities in California, with respect to transportation modes, housing types, and residential locations. The data collected in this survey will improve understanding of the ways that people with disabilities may be poorly served by existing transportation options compared to their counterparts without disabilities even in otherwise similar circumstances, and of the extent to which people with disabilities regularly experience diminished mobility & quality of life because of those difficulties with transportation. The results of this survey will inform efforts in California to move toward more sustainable and equitable forms of transportation. In particular, major metropolitan areas in California have experienced significant growth in new transportation modes, such as ridehailing and shared micromobility, and those areas have also promoted sustainable solutions like wider sidewalks, bike lanes, bus-only lanes, and new train systems. Yet, the correlation of disability with poverty in conjunction with the suburbanization of poverty in major metropolitan areas in California suggest a need to better understand the challenges that people with disabilities actually face where they live, and this project will contribute to such understanding.


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    • Status: Active
    • 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

      1 Shields Ave
      Davis, California  United States  95616
    • Principal Investigators:

      Venkataram, Prashanth

    • Start Date: 20210901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01775611
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: METRANS Transportation Center
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jun 29 2021 5:50PM