The concept of accessibility and its related indicators have been in use for a long time, with still diverging interpretations of their significance and formulation. In this paper, a review is made of various existing theoretical bases, with special emphasis on recent behavioural approaches. It is suggested that this theoretical framework now allows a better appraisal of accessibility indicators, and precise recommendations are proposed for their practical formulation and use. Various examples are given, especially for disaggregate analysis where a calculation "for a given person" is proposed instead of the conventional calculation "by a given mode". Finally, the relations between accessibility and trip rate are examined; from a study made in French cities, it is suggested that accessibility is a powerful determinant of trip rate. (Author/TRRL)

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    Elsevier Publishing Company, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Koenig, J G
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 145-172
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  • Accession Number: 00324789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM