The Use and Abuse of Accessibility Measures in UK Passenger Transport Planning

The Use and Abuse of Accessibility Measures in UK Passenger Transport Planning (PDF, 123KB) – Latest paper on accessibility planning published. There is a long history of the abuse of accessibility indicators. In 1999 the appraisal body SACTRA highlighted that many claims about access to jobs were tactical as part of road scheme promotion and not supported by evidence. In this latest paper DHC Director Derek Halden shows how a more rigorous treatment of accessibility is leading to practical uses and helping to cut out the abuses of accessibility measures.

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