The objective of this study was to investigate ways of detecting and analysing interactions between different components of structure plans, particularly between transport and other land uses. The report briefly describes the role and interpretation of accessibility in transport planning and concludes that, for the purposes of the study, it is not possible to define a unique accessibility measure. A critique of the structure, technical limitations and uses of the conventional transportation model is presented together with a review of literature selected to demonstrate the need for simple models of interaction and to justify a break away from conventional models. A simple 'kit' of computer mapping programs has been prepared to enable accessibility measures to be combined with social or other land use factors on a local basis and displayed. In addition an attempt is made to model an individual's or group's perception of reality by the use of interaction matrices. In conjunction with the mapping programs, interaction matrices are suggested as a way of displaying the effects of preconceptions and showing a planner the indirect consequences of taking the action he plans.(a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    Local Government Operational Research Unit, 2 Marsham Street
    London SW1P 3EB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 72 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 28

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LGORU C262 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM