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Differences between accessibility as calculated by models and perceived by individuals.

Research project
Active research
Project period
2019 - 2023
Project owner
Unit for Human Geography, Department of Economy and Society

Short description

Accessibility, the ease of reaching destinations, is increasingly used as an indicator for urban and transport planning. A question then arises regarding whether these indicators actually capture accessibility as perceived by individuals and to what extend. Failing to do so could potentially prove problematic for planning practice, as policies may not have the desired effect. The aim of the research is to shed light on the relationship between accessibility indicators and accessibility perceptions. Moreover, to identify factors which bring the two concepts together or set them apart.

Doctoral student: Evangelos Vafeiadis
Supervisor: Anders Larsson