THE MEASUREMENT OF ACCESSIBILITY: SOME PRELIMINARY RESULTS

This paper presents an analysis of accessibility by private transport, using a Hansen type measure of accessibility. The data base is the 1962 London Travel Survey. The study is confined to car-owning households residing in inner London. A comparison of the patterns of accessibility associated with four measures of areal attractiveness--total employment, retail employment, households and population--is presented. The sensitivity of relative accessibilities to marginal changes in parameter values is analysed. Two aspects of the effect of the zoning system on the measurement of accessibility are investigated: the effects of zonal configuration and zonal aggregation. First, the implications of increasing the size of central area zones is analysed. Second, a comparison of patterns of accessibility calculated at the zonal and district levels is undertaken. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • DALVI, M Q
    • Martin, K M
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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 17-42
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  • Accession Number: 00139594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM