2014-07 2015-12

Go Boston 2030

As lead designer at Utile, I worked with Nelson Nygaard (transportation planning) and IISC (public engagement) on Go Boston 2030, Boston's 20-year strategic mobility plan for the entire city. I led the effort to collect, analyze, and visualize data in order to communicate and predict the complex mobility needs of the city in the future. I developed digital tools to clarify these issues both to transportation professionals and the larger public. The resulting insights shed light not only on transportation per se, but also on the complex relationship between physical and economic mobility, equity, and environmental justice.

walk score
How car-dependent one is in Boston is very much related to one's socio-economic circumstances. This highlights equity as a key consideration in future mobility planning. (data courtesy of Walkscore)

job distribution
Similarly, the spatial distribution of jobs create equity considerations. While white collar jobs (blue and green) are concentrated and well-served by public transit, lower-paying blue collar jobs (red) are more spread, imposing additional transportation cost burdens on workers who need to get to them.

commute time

commute in out

subway