Travel Behavior of Immigrant Groups in California

This article describes a project which is examining the needs, constraints, attitudes and preferences influencing travel choices for immigrants in California. Three components of the research are related: 1) investigating commute travel of California immigrants using Census data; 2) examining transportation experiences and needs of Mexican immigrants using focus groups; and, 3) looking at transportation needs and recommendations of Mexican immigrants through interview with community-based organization. Key findings from the study look at travel and commute mode trends involving automobiles, public transit, carpooling, and walking/biking. Land use issues are also briefly discussed. The article concludes with a look at two strategies for improving the degree to which the needs of California's immigrants are met. The first strategy is directed at making car travel more attainable, while the second is focused on enhancing the quality of transit service.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 3, 9-11
  • Serial:
    • Intellimotion
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: University of California, Berkeley
    • ISSN: 1061-4311

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01103822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2008 7:26PM