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Research Highlights

Planning Ahead for Livable Communities Along the Powell-Division BRT: Neighborhood Conditions and Change

Lisa Bates
Aaron Golub
New transit investments can be a double-edged sword for disadvantaged communities (e.g. those included in environmental justice and Title VI potected classes). Transit investments improve community’s mobility and access and may improve health with reduced driving nearby. However, there is also the potential for transit-oriented development to spur gentrification and displacement if affordable housing is lost. Understanding transit corridor conditions and change with new infrastructure is ... Read More

Evaluating Efforts to Improve the Equity of Bike Share Systems

Nathan McNeil
John MacArthur , Jennifer Dill , Joseph Broach
BREAKING BARRIERS TO BIKE SHARE: Insights on Equity. Public bike share systems have rapidly expanded across the United States in recent years. However, there is evidence that significant portions of the population are underrepresented among bike share users, including people of color, along with lower-income, female, older adults and less-educated groups. Lack of bike share stations in neighborhoods with people of color and/or lower incomes is one factor, but does not completely explain th... Read More