Accessibility measures for robustness of the transport system

F. Liao, B. van Wee

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Abstract

Accessibility is a key concept in transport and land use policies, and infrastructure-based measures are one important category of accessibility measures. Recently, there has been a significant increase in the attention paid in both academic literature and policy documents to the robustness of the transport system. However, there is not a mature body of literature on the infrastructure-based accessibility measures expressing this concept. This paper proposes a family of accessibility measures to express the robustness of the transport system. These have in common that they express the number of travel options between a given origin and destination, or to conduct activities. The family of measures is conceptualized by using the multi-state supernetwork approach. With respect to the travel options, we discuss (1) the overlap of travel routes, and (2) the choices of travel modes (e.g. car versus train; multimodal). With respect to the activities, we discuss (1) the choice of OD pairs as opposed to activity-travel patterns, and (2) fixed versus flexible activity locations and fixed versus flexible order of activities. We illustrate the travel options and robustness in a multi-modal transport system between the city centers of the Hague-Rotterdam-Dordrecht corridor (The Netherlands).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1233
Number of pages21
JournalTransportation
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Multi-state supernetwork
  • Route overlap
  • Travel options

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Liao, F. ; van Wee, B. / Accessibility measures for robustness of the transport system. In: Transportation. 2017 ; Vol. 44, No. 5. pp. 1213-1233.
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In: Transportation, Vol. 44, No. 5, 09.2017, p. 1213-1233.

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