COMMUNITY ACCESSIBILITY OR PERSONAL MOBILITY: A PLANNING CHOICE

While the concepts of accessibility and mobility are central to urban and transport planning issues, the philosophies underlying their application are not clearly understood, and they remain difficult to define in a way which enables them to be easily quantified. For example, mobility, especially when excessive, can have a negative connotation, whereas accessibility is always seen as making a positive contribution to a community. In investigating the relationship between mobility and accessibility it emerges that planning policies which favour the one, act against the other, and the two can be seen as opposites. A quantitative indicator of community accessibility is derived which is intuitive and simple to use, yet robust and effective. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD E200461.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 137-50

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7307-2490-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2000 12:00AM