Our Mobility aims to learn how travel behaviors and experiences vary because of age, race, gender, income, and disability.

News and Updates

The pilot study was a success and feedback and improvements underway! The project has also been funded through the ARDRAW Small Grant Program. The goal is to understand why people with disabilities have problems accessing transportation. The following studies will be conducted in the next year, with screening and enrollment expected to take place beginning in Fall 2018. Sign up below to be notified when recruitment starts.

1) New York Disability, Transportation, and Technology Survey

Purpose: to learn more about disability, employment, transportation, residential satisfaction, quality of life, and technology use for people with disabilities living in New York. The goal is to understand how access to transportation and smartphones affect participation. This includes activities outside the home and technology-assisted activities from home. Participants who complete the survey will be eligible for one of twenty $50 raffle awards.  Projected enrollment: 500 participants

2) Our Mobility Comparison Study

Purpose: To collect travel diaries and location history of people with and without disabilities to compare travel behaviors and experiences (see pilot study for more info)Participants will be selected by several criteria with an equal number of disabled and nondisabled participantsProjected enrollment: 200 participants

3) NYC Travel and Technology Training Pilot Study

Purpose: to test the influence of a training guide with information about accessible public transportation, navigation tools, financial supports, and disability rights. The study will take place over the course of several months (between Spring and Fall of 2019). The goal is to see if there are any changes in behaviors or attitudes related to daily travel and mobile technology as a result of the trainingPeople in New York City who receive social security benefits like social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI) and will be eligible for this paid studyProjected enrollment: 100 participants
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Jessica Murray is a Ph.D. student at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She researches access to transportation as a critical environmental factor for human development. She also advocates for improving accessibility in the NYC public transportation system.
OurMobility is supported by a Digital Innovation Grant and Early Research Initiative Grant from the Provost’s Office at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program.