Demographics indicate high potential ridership

This week I have added two demographic layers to the map. One layer shows population density by census tract: the darker the orange, the higher the density. Higher population density, of course, means more potential passengers, and the proposed Purple Line extension clearly passes through a high-density portion of central Los Angeles:

The second layer demographic layer shows the proportion of each census tract over the age of 65. Darker green tracts have a high percentage of elderly residents. Because many of the elderly cannot drive, transit access is especially important in these areas:

The interactive map is here and can be previewed in the window below:

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