Development of an interactive web application for accessibility modelling on the neighborhood level

As discussed intensively in science there is seen rising awareness of the potential role accessibility can play in transport, urban and spatial planning. The importance the accessibility concept could also play for the mode walking, a mode which is normally not represented in current transport models, is evident. Numerous previous scientific work analyzing the current use of accessibility instruments came to the result that there is existing a not deniable gap between the use of accessibility instruments in science and practice. While in science accessibility got highly acknowledged by different researchers, there is seen very little application in practice. In addition, both the reasons, possible solution and best-practice guidelines for developing accessibility instruments were recently discussed thoroughly. Nevertheless, one additional fact gets often not addressed: most of the accessibility instruments themselves are not accessible to other researchers, planners or interested parties. The research was pursuing two main objectives.The first one was to identify areas in which accessibility tools need to be improved, regarding their functionality and availability. To be able to assess challenges also from a technical perspective and to actively contribute to a wider usage of accessibility instruments in practice an additional aim was chosen. The second aim was the development of an open, interactive, meaningful and user-friendly walking accessibility planning tool. It was intended to develop a tool which can be easily used and accessed as web application through any standard web browser. In addition, the envisaged publication of the source code as open source project, shall provide a transparent model, ongoing development and a replicable work-flow.


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  • Accession Number: 01727585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 2020 4:26PM