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Investing in light rail can reduce how much people drive – butonly for those close to stations

Spears, Steven (2016) Investing in light rail can reduce how much people drive – butonly for those close to stations. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (07 Sep 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the pervasiveness of cars and driving in the US, some cities are pushing public transit projects. But what are the benefits of such projects? In new research, Steven Spears looks at the impacts of a new light rail scheme in Los Angeles. Using a household survey, he finds that households near stations drove 29 percent fewer miles than those farther away 18 months after the new line opened, though the number of trips taken by car and rail remained the same. Households more than 1 kilometer away from stations did not change their driving behavior, however.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68046

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