Moving beyond mobility: measuring accessibility in U.S. cities

Every year, Americans face a steady stream of discouraging news. We’re spending more time stuck in traffic. Congestion in our metro areas is on the rise. Yet these reports focus almost exclusively on traffic mobility–how quickly travelers can move between any two points via automobile or transit. But according to a new University of Minnesota study, there’s much more to the story. The new study, Access Across America, goes beyond congestion rankings to focus on accessibility: a measure that examines both land use and the transportation system.

More in April Catalyst.

Posted in Accessibility (access to destinations)

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