EQUAL ACCESS? TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN THE CENTURY FREEWAY CORRIDOR, LOS ANGELES

Construction and operation of the Century Freeway (I-105) created problems for and presented opportunities to the socioeconomically diverse south Los Angeles County (California) area. Early decisions regarding the interstate facility effected economic decline of the area, encouraging disinvestment and forcing dislocation of residents. However, construction and operation provided job and housing opportunities in a depressed area, relieved urban congestion on arterial streets and other roads, and provided a direct to Los Angeles International Airport. In this study, travel behavior benefits to local residents are analyzed. The authors report modest changes in routes taken to work and shopping, general satisfaction with time and cost savings associated with the system, and impressive subsistence travel-time decreases for automobile trips. However, travel-time benefits are not shared equitably across ethnic groups and geographical locations. These findings are discussed in light of higher percentages of central city-area residents reporting that the I-105 is not a route to work for them.

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  • Authors:
    • van Hengel, D
    • DiMento, J
    • Ryan, S
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 547-562
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  • Accession Number: 00789468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2000 12:00AM