Accessibility is the ability of people to reach places and services and the ability of places to be reached by people and goods.
Separate planning for people, places or transport will not necessarily ensure good access. A combined approach is needed to ensure that all of the barriers to access are overcome. Good planning of accessibility checks that everyone has the ability to reach the services and closes all identified gaps. These approaches are used by:
- Retailers, who plan access to ensure that customers can reach their locations.
- Transport operators, who plan access to ensure that their networks cover as many travel needs as possible.
- Local government, who plan access to ensure that everyone in society can reach essential services.
Find out more at our accessibility statistics website.