Challenging sustainable accessibility: accessibility and mobility concepts in dynamic urban environments

Mark Zuidgeest, Eddie Akinyemi, Martin van Maarseveen

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    In this paper the concept of operationalizing sustainable development in accessibility planning for developing cities is discussed. Internalization of this concept requires a validated design of a practical methodology for planners and other professionals to determine whether a set of proposed interventions contributes to achieving sustainable accessibility in a city. A sustainable level of accessibility in a city is the level that is compatible with the desirable form, quality of life and environmental integrity. This paper starts with discussing the categorization and conceptualization of the proposed concept. A short overview on current indicators of mobility and accessibility is followed by an introduction in a proposed, process-type, of mobility and accessibility measure, introducing a supply variable named transported entities productive capacity, i.e. the capacity or ability of the transportation network to accommodate travel by a mode. The paper ends with an introductory example on the use of the proposed indicator of
    sustainable accessibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 9th World Conference on Transportation Research, WCTR 2001
    Subtitle of host publication22-27 july 2001, Seoul Korea
    EditorsC.H. Park, J.R. Cho, J. Oh, Y. Hayashi, J. Viegas
    Place of PublicationSeoul, Korea
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event9th World Conference on Transport Research, WCTR 2001 - ASEM International Convention Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 22 Jul 200127 Jul 2001
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th World Conference on Transport Research, WCTR 2001
    Abbreviated titleWCTR
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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