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Improving Transport Planning and Investment Through the Use of Accessibility Indices Workshop

Chair's Summary

Accessibility Indices - Chair's Summary

This Workshop brought together a range of stakeholders and experts to share their experiences in operationalising accessibility indicators and to discuss the key issues and challenges for developing accessibility-oriented policy frameworks. Its objectives were to:

  • Analyse the capacity of different types of accessibility indices to capture interaction between land use and transport systems and accurately reflect access to employment, goods and services spatially and for different groups;
  • Identify best-practices and provide guidelines on how to operationalise accessibility indicators for improving spatial planning and increase coordination between land-use, housing and transport policies;
  • Deepen understanding of how incorporating accessibility indicators could guide investment decisions and aid in establishing priorities for designing and implementing schemes that effectively increase access to opportunities; and
  • Set out the challenges and possible solutions for progressively incorporating more sophisticated and accurate accessibility indices into the policy framework.