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Cover of Application of Accessibility Measures
Application of Accessibility Measures
  • Publication no: AP-R397-11
  • ISBN: 978-1-921991-14-1
  • Published: 23 December 2011

Accessibility is broadly defined as the variety of opportunities provided to people through efficient arrangement of land use and various modes of transport. It measures the ease with which people are able to find and reach the best suited opportunity, either for work, study and others. The purpose of Austroads NS1586 is the development of an accessibility assessment framework for policy analysis and performance monitoring. The metric developed in this project is referred to as the accessibility metric or AAM. The endorsement of this report by Austroads does not imply that each road agency will adopt the AAM.

  • SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Scope of Objectives
      • 1.1.1. Calibration and Application of Accessibility Metric
      • 1.1.2. Comparison of Accessibility Metrics
    • 1.2. Contents of this Report
  • 2. ARRB ACCESSIBILITY METRIC
    • 2.1. Definition and Measurement of Accessibility
    • 2.2. Measurement of Accessibility by the AAM
    • 2.3. AAM Deterrence Function
    • 2.4. AAM Saturation Function
    • 2.5. Limitations of AAM for Health and Community Service
  • 3. STRATEGIC ACCESSIBILITY ANALYSIS
    • 3.1. Accessibility in Perth
      • 3.1.1. Overall Assessment
      • 3.1.2. Accessibility Maps
    • 3.2. Accessibility in Melbourne
      • 3.2.1. Overall Assessment
      • 3.2.2. Accessibility Maps
    • 3.3. Impacts of Accessibility
      • 3.3.1. Travel Distance and Accessibility
      • 3.3.2. Mode Share and Accessibility
      • 3.3.3. Property Price and Accessibility
  • 4. NEIGHBOURHOOD ACCESSIBILITY ANALYSIS
    • 4.1. Methodology
    • 4.2. Joondalup
    • 4.3. Mandurah
    • 4.4. Burwood Heights, City of Whitehorse
  • 5. COMPARISON OF METRICS
    • 5.1. Koenig Accessibility Metric
      • 5.1.1. Assessment of Accessibility of Melbourne
      • 5.1.2. Impact of Eastlink on Accessibility
      • 5.1.3. Sensitivity Analysis
    • 5.2. LUPTAI
      • 5.2.1. Assessment of Accessibility
      • 5.2.2. Impact of a PT Project on Accessibility
    • 5.3. NZTA Accessibility Metric
      • 5.3.1. Heretaunga Plains
      • 5.3.2. Sensitivity Analysis
    • 5.4. Summary
  • 6. CONCLUSIONS
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