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A Use-Based Measure of Accessibility to Linear Features to Predict Urban Trail Use

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  • Ottensmann, John R.


    (ndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

  • Lindsey, Greg

    (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

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    The standard Hansen measure of accessibility is extended to provide a use-based measure of accessibility reflecting the elasticity of use with respect to the level of provision of facilities. This is further extended to provide a measure of accessibility to linear features, such as trails (as opposed to features at point locations such as parks and libraries). Results from a survey on the use of urban trails in Indianapolis, Indiana are used to test the ability of this accessibility measure to predict trail use. The use-based measure of accessibility to linear features provides better predictions of use and more consistent estimates of the effects of distance and level of facility provision on trail use.

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    Article provided by Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota in its journal The Journal of Tranport and Land Use.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 41-63

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:jtralu:0005
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