Public transit time and Food Shopping Store Choice within a Food Deser
Track: Public Health
Authors: Gerald Hunter
I present a method that uses publicly available transit data to explore transit time and the likelihood of shopping at the closest grocery store. Using open source transit data and Network Analyst, I estimate public transit time from survey respondents' homes to grocery outlets. Leveraging extensive household surveys and applying tools of Network Analyst to transit data, this paper adds public transit time and transfers to potential predictors of food store choice within food desert literature.