Correlation of Crime Rate with Transit Connectivity and Transit Demand at Census Block Group Level

This study has developed an approach for evaluating existing transport network infrastructure in terms of connectivity, travel demand, and crime. An advantage of the methods described in this study is its relative simplicity and flexibility to generate resources to help inform decision-making and advocacy efforts with the goal of promoting equitable infrastructure investment that will help create healthy, dynamic, and livable communities for all. The analysis reveals that in some cases disparities exist with access to public transit infrastructure as Baltimore’s minority, low income, elderly, and youth populations have limited access to these facilities compared to others. As disparities may occur without intent, this approach may assist the city to evaluate their practices to ensure that inappropriate considerations do not affect their judgment. This study reveals that strategic investment in underserved neighborhoods hold promise for increasing access to jobs and opportunities, travel options, and an equitable distribution of infrastructure.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 158-170
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Smart Mobility and Smart Cities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01733603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482582
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2019 3:01PM