WIT Press


Distinct Measures Of Accessibility In Traffic Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT020071

Volume

60

Pages

8

Published

2002

Size

351 kb

Author(s)

J. Lyborg & P. Envall

Abstract

What gets measured matters – this is and always has been recognized as a fact in the business world, Many Swedish towns are today striving to improve accessibility to service areas, business centers and recreation. In spite of this, the actual conditions are seldom analyzed, since accessibility is recognized to be a complex aspect to measure. The main objective of this study is to measure accessibility between home and work (job opportunities) with GIS by comparing three transport modes in Vaxjo city, Sweden. Graphical outputs show that the bicycle is in many ways competitive to the car, when it comes to reaching job opportunities. This type of analysis can also be used to help decision-makers and politicians to increase the accessibility by other transport modes than car in their cities and regions. One can also pinpoint areas where there are gaps in bicycle networks or the public transport network, where improvements are needed, as well as locate potential areas for new exploitation.

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