Job accessibility impacts of intensive and multiple land-use scenarios for the Netherlands' Randstad Area

Karst T. Geurs*

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Abstract

This paper examines job accessibility impacts of intensive and multiple land-use scenarios in the Netherlands' Randstad Area for the period 1996-2030. The scenarios involve a heavy increase in the density and diversity of activities around railway stations. Accessibility impacts are examined using location-based accessibility measures and utility-based accessibility benefit measures within a high-resolution land-use/transport interaction modelling framework, taking into account the regional demand for economic activities and possible market responses. It is concluded that extreme concentrations of economic activities at central urban locations well served by public transport are not to be preferred over less heavy concentrations of economic activities at more locations. Heavy concentrations of new firms may firstly repel existing firms in the neighbourhood and secondly result in decreasing marginal returns of accessibility benefits for public transport users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-67
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of housing and the built environment
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intensive and multiple land use
  • Job accessibility
  • Scenario
  • Transport

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