Project Director: Richard Crisp
Project Duration: 2017-2018
This research looked at how transport acts as a barrier to work in low income neighbourhoods, particularly in more peripheral locations. It used a mixture of mapping and resident interviews in the Glasgow City Region, Leeds City Region and Greater Manchester to examine employment options and capacity to commute. The findings informed recommendations for overcoming transport-related barriers to work and have been used by local authorities, transport authorities and national government to develop policies and strategies to improve the connectivity of low income neighbourhoods to employment.
The research used innovative 'travel time' maps showing how long it takes to get to selected areas using public transport, overlaid with the geography of employment opportunities within city regions. Maps have also been produced for disconnected neighbourhoods in other parts of the UK, and can be accessed though our Google Drive.
The project team also included Alasdair Rae (University of Sheffield).