This paper constitutes an examination of the nature of accessibility indices and their usage in the planning process. It begins with a brief and somewhat patchy review of planning practice as seen by an outsider with particular emphasis being placed on some of the mistakes and the unforeseen consequences which have often occurred. One approach to minimising these mistakes, and also of making the nature of the consequences more explicit, can be based, it is argued, around the use of indicators, and given the nature of the mistakes discussed, specifically accessibility indices. The paper centres upon certain selected aspects of accessibility indices: the examination of suitable definitions of accessibility, their economic and social implications, and particularly the technical problems relating to operational formulations. (TRRL)

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    Birmingham University, England

    Center for Urban and Regional Studies, P.O. Box 363
    Birmingham B15 2TT, Warwickshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Doling, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

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  • Accession Number: 00324951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7044-0367-6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Memo 75 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM