Growth of the Los Angeles Roadway network from 1900 to present. Roadway colors represent decade of construction where green is the oldest and red is the newest. An inter-temporal life cycle cost and greenhouse gas emissions assessment of the Los Angeles roadway network is developed to identify how construction decisions lead to embedded impacts and create an emergent behavior (vehicle miles traveled by users) in the long run.
Background reports and publications:
Andrew Fraser and Mikhail Chester,
Declining Car Use in a Megacity: Exploring the Drivers of Peak Car including Infrastructure Saturation,
Manuscript in review at Transportation Research Part A.
Andrew Fraser and Mikhail Chester, 2013,
Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs of the Deployment of the Los Angeles Roadway Network,
Arizona State University Report No. SSEBE-CESEM2013-WPS-001.
Andrew Fraser, 2014,
Peak Car in a Megacity: Exploring the Role of Infrastructure Saturation in the Suppression of Automobile Use,
Arizona State University, Masters Degree Thesis.