Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Improving Transport Planning and Investment Through the Use of Accessibility Indicators

Accessibility of goods, jobs, services and other opportunities is a fundamental condition for ensuring the well-being of citizens. This report examines how accessibility indicators can be used to improve transport planning and investment with that objective in mind. It also identifies principles for accessibility-based decision making and discusses how accessibility indicators can be effectively operationalised.

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Policy Insights

  • Improve understanding of links between changes in accessibility and well-being.
  • Analyse local accessibility needs rather than focusing on the regional scale.
  • Use a mix of easy-to-use indicators to support planning decisions.
  • Move beyond measuring availability of infrastructure to an examination of user needs.
  • Develop better methodologies for including accessibility considerations into project appraisal.

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