Transportation & Communities Summit 2019: It's a Two-Way Street: An Interconnected Approach to Affordable Housing and Transportation Investments
Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT
Portland, OR, United States
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Affordable Housing as a Travel Demand Management Strategy
Reid Ewing, University of Utah
This study is investigating the state of practice of affordable housing strategies and researching the influence and impact of affordable housing on travel demand. Researchers at the beginning constructed a matrix of 20 tools which are using or suggesting to use at 10 municipalities across the Utah state for implementation of affordable housing and then identified whether providing affordable housing for different income groups near employment centers impacts travel behavior differently.
Innovative Partnerships Towards Accessible Transportation Options
Duncan Hwang, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Tenants of a new affordable apartment building in Portland’s Jade District will have free access to Car2go. The nonprofits APANO and ROSE Community Development Corporation teamed up with the car-sharing company to offer free car-sharing trips, along with technology and multi-lingual education to help people access the service, in a location at the edge of Car2go’s current service area. This project will explore how subsidized car-sharing trips, culturally-responsive education, and travel assistance can help to provide better travel options for affordable housing residents.
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