ACCESSIBILITY, ATTRACTION, AND POTENTIAL: A REVIEW OF SOME CONCEPTS AND THEIR USE IN DETERMINING MOBILITY

Some confusion seems to have developed over the relationship between accessibility and travel patterns. Various concepts of attraction, accessibility, and potential are examined with the object of reaching a more satisfactory definition. Multivariate analysis of data relating to an urban area suggests that the influences of conventional accessibility indices are concealed by collinear socioeconomic variations; when these are separated there is a more pronounced relationship. It is shown that such a relationship has important consequences for urban planning. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pion Limited

    207 Brondesburg Park
    London NW2 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Vickerman, R W
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 675-691
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM