Accessibility Appraisal of Integrated Land-Use - Transport Strategies: Methodology and Case Study for the Netherlands Randstad Area

This article considers the accessibility appraisal of integrated land use and transportation strategies in the Randstad area of the Netherlands. The authors present a comprehensive appraisal framework to measure the accessibility impacts and related user benefits of land-use and transportation policy strategies, focusing on location-based and utility-based approaches, rather than infrastructure-based frameworks. They then apply the appraisal framework in a case study. The case study examines the accessibility benefits and related user benefits of intensive mixed-use strategies aimed at increasing the density and diversity of activities around railway stations for the Randstad area of the Netherlands for the 1996 – 2030 period. They found that a heavy concentration of activities near railway stations is shown to result in decreasing marginal returns for public-transport users and disbenefits for car users. They conclude by describing in detail some of the drawbacks to conventional accessibility measures, stressing that accurate accessibility appraisal must include all feedback mechanisms between land use, travel demand, and accessibility.

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    • Geurs, Karst T
    • van Wee, Bert
    • Rietveld, Piet
  • Publication Date: 2006


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  • Accession Number: 01105320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2008 4:53PM