Published: Dec. 26, 2022

This paper uses a multinomial logit to describe the travel behavior patterns of older adults in Mexico City. We use data from the 2017 Household Origin-Destination Survey (HODS 2017) and we find differences by income class, gender, and neighborhood level access to public transportation. Poorer older adults travel for longer periods of time due to the fact that they live in the outskirts and they use less efficient transportation (locally known as peseros). Unlike cities in the Global North, older adults prefer public transit if they have RTD, subway (or trolebus) regardless of car ownership status. Men are more likely to use RTD and subway, walk and bike; while women are more likely to use less structured transit (peseros). Overall, we found that 40.5% of older adults reported using public and paid transit, 32% walked, 26.5% drove, and only 1.2%

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