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Project-level accessibility analysis for land-use planning


  • Levine, Jonathan
  • Merlin, Louis
  • Grengs, Joe


The concept of accessibility has made inroads into planning practice, largely at the system level. That is, accessibility is measured or modeled for current or future regional transportation and land-use scenarios for evaluation or broad policy guidance. Yet system-level scenarios cannot readily be applied to the project-by-project decision-making that characterizes the majority of transportation and land-use planning decisions. Accessibility evaluation of individual transportation or land-development projects differs from system-level analysis in essential ways and thus requires specialized tools.

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  • Levine, Jonathan & Merlin, Louis & Grengs, Joe, 2017. "Project-level accessibility analysis for land-use planning," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 107-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:53:y:2017:i:c:p:107-119
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.09.005

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