Wilmington EMPOWER Project: Environmental Justice Mobility Plan and Opportunities for Wilmington Employees and Residents
City of Los Angeles (LADOT), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Arellano Associates, Fehr & Peers
The Environmental Justice Mobility Plan and Opportunities for Wilmington Employees and Residents (Wilmington EMPOWER) Project is a strategic initiative of the City of Los Angeles to develop a mobility plan for the Wilmington neighborhood. The plan addressed all modes of travel including biking, walking, transit, and driving, to develop a multi-modal vision for the community. An action plan was created to identify mobility improvement projects that could be implemented in the near-term.
MetroQuest was used online in both English and Spanish to engage the public. The configuration was used to collect information about travel behavior and opinions on how the public would rank key outcomes or priorities for the plan as well as facilities under consideration for investment. This configuration leverages social networking via Facebook and a wide range of other social networks to allow participants to help spread the word. The result was robust public input from a broad demographic to inform the plan.
“Through well-designed screen tabs and custom-built planning exercises, that not only ask for input but also provide information and educate participants on their choices, Metro Quest provides a tool that garners truly informed feedback and input.”