Mobility, Economic Opportunity and New York City Neighborhoods

37 Pages Posted: 21 May 2015

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Sarah Kaufman

New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Mitchell L. Moss

New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Justin Tyndall

Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU Wagner

Jorge Hernandez

Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU Wagner

Date Written: December 29, 2014

Abstract

Although public transit provides access to jobs throughout the New York City region, there are actually substantial inequalities in mobility. By focusing on the neighborhood level, the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation has identified communities that are substantially underserved by the public transportation system.

The Rudin Center ranked New York City’s 177 neighborhoods according to the number of jobs accessible from the neighborhoods by transit, within 60 minutes and completed by 9:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. This analysis reveals high variation in levels of transit access across New York affect residents’ employment levels, travel modes and incomes. This report seeks to affect the implementation of new policies and transit services to increase economic opportunity for New Yorkers, and ensure that the transportation system is fully leveraged to connect workers with jobs. These improvements will benefit all New Yorkers’ access to job opportunities and economic mobility.

Suggested Citation

Kaufman, Sarah and Moss, Mitchell L. and Tyndall, Justin and Hernandez, Jorge, Mobility, Economic Opportunity and New York City Neighborhoods (December 29, 2014). NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2598566, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2598566 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2598566

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Justin Tyndall

Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU Wagner

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Jorge Hernandez

Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU Wagner

The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10012
United States

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