September 8, 2017
For some people in the US, round-trip travel time to the nearest abortion-providing clinic can be about nine hours. We set out to quantify access to abortion clinics by measuring what really affects people: how long it takes to drive there.
This project was done in collaboration with many of the fine folks at The Pudding. Matt Daniels came up with the original story idea. Background research and initial data collection was done by Caitlyn Ralph. Russell Goldenberg designed the story, performed the majority of the data analysis, made the maps, and performed the front-end development.