Accessibility appraisal of integrated land-use-transport strategies: Methodology and case study for the Netherlands Randstad area

Karst T. Geurs*, Bert van Wee, Piet Rietveld

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Conventional approaches to measuring accessibility benefits are not capable of fully measuring the total accessibility benefits of integrated land-use-transport strategies, in which both land-use and transport changes form part of the policy strategy. In this paper a comprehensive methodology for analysing accessibility impacts and accessibility benefits, which is based on location-based and utility-based accessibility measures within an integrated land-use-transport interaction modelling framework, is described and applied in a case study. The case study examines the accessibility benefits and related user benefits of intensive mixed-use strategies aimed at increasing the density and diversity of activities around railway stations for the Randstad area of the Netherlands for the 1996-2030 period. A heavy concentration of activities near railway stations is shown to result in decreasing marginal returns for public-transport users and disbenefits for car users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-660
Number of pages22
JournalEnvironment and planning. Part B: Planning and design
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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