Transport Access Manual: A Guide for Measuring Connection between People and Places
ABOUT THE BOOK
This Manual is a guide for quantifying and evaluating access for anybody interested in truly understanding how to measure the performance of transport and land use configurations. It contains enough to help transport and planning professionals achieve a more comprehensive look at their city or region than traditional transport analysis allows. It provides a point of entry for interested members of the public as well as practitioners by being organized in a logical and straightforward way.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Access and Mobility: Clearing Up the Confusion
- Fundamental Model of Access
- Access, Movement, and Place
- Access and Equity
- Strategies for Access
- Roadmap for Using this Manual
- Baseline Trend Analysis
- Performance Monitoring
- Performance Standards
- Transport Project Evaluation
- Land Use Change Evaluation
- Metrics for Disadvantaged Populations
- Transport Equity Analysis
- Financial Costs of Access
- Predictor of Travel Behavior
- Primal Measures: Opportunity-Denominated Access
- Dual Measures: Time-Denominated Access
- Identify Objectives
- Stratify Analysis
- Determine Travel Costs
- Determine Opportunities at Destinations
- Accumulate Opportunities Reachable from Origins
- Assess Competitive Access
- Calculate Dual Access
- Summarize Measures
- Visualize Results
- Edge Effects
- Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP)
- Modifiable Temporal Unit Problem (MTUP)
- Starting Point Effects
- Starting Time Effects
- New and Emerging Travel Modes
- Equity of Future Technologies
- Location of Activities and Investments
- Real Estate Prices
- Spatial Mechanisms
- Productivity: the Agglomeration Effect
- Employment Rates
- Effects on Gross Domestic Product
- Benefits of Access Planning
- Audience for Access Metrics
- Reflective of Planning Goals
- Improving the Adoption of Access Tools
- Classification and Assessment
- Selection of Measures
- Tools to Quantify and Visualize Access
- Access-Focused Scenario Planning Software
E. SAMPLE R SCRIPT FOR DUAL ACCESS CALCULATION
- Project Team and Stakeholders
- Budget and Resources
- Software Installations and Subscriptions
G. SAMPLE RFP FOR ACCESSIBILITY PLATFORM
H. FURTHER READING
- 230 pages.
- Color Images.
- ISBN: 9781715886431
- Publisher: Network Design Lab
- Very High Quality Color Trade Paperback on Blurb $39.89
Classic Transportist Posts
- I wrote this in 2014 PHASING IN ROAD PRICING ONE ELECTRIC VEHICLE AT A TIME … this is now salient because Australian states are about to implement this (South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales).
- General view: Good in theory, depends in practice on the rates and fuel taxes. But given nearly 100% of new cars will be EVs sooner than most people think, and they don’t pay fuel taxes, and they do use roads, and right now their owners have above average incomes, it seems a perfect time to get road pricing implemented without the huge political fight that would come if it is done too late. Of course this might be a disincentive to purchase EVs, but it’s a relatively small charge now, and new EV purchases can be incentivized separately, if that were important. (But why EVs not E-Bikes etc.)
- Would this have happened had I not moved to Australia? We will never know.
- I wrote this in 2008 MEMO TO THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON TRANSPORTATION POLICY
- These recommendations are still mostly pretty good — which is depressing, as it indicates we have made very little progress in domain of transport. Maybe the next President will take it up.
- Slightly Less F*cked (corrected link)President David M. Levinson @trnsprtstWhat percentage of US population realizes how fucked it is right nowNovember 16th 20201 Like
- Jabbari, Parastoo, and Don MacKenzie. 2020. “Ride Sharing Attitudes Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States.” Findings, November. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.17991.
- Wu, Xinyu, Frank Douma, Jason Cao, and Erika Shepard. 2020. “Preparing Transit in the Advent of Automated Vehicles: A Focus-Group Study in the Twin Cities.” Findings, November. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.17872.
- Jamal, Shaila, and Antonio Paez. 2020. “Changes in Trip-Making Frequency by Mode during COVID-19.” Findings, November. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.17977.
- Tokey, Ahmad Ilderim. 2020. “Change of Bike-Share Usage in Five Cities of United States during COVID-19.” Findings, November. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.17851.
- Du, Jianhe, and Hesham A. Rakha. 2020. “COVID-19 Impact on Ride-Hailing: The Chicago Case Study.” Findings, October. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.17838.
- I spoke at the Festival of Urbanism on November 18. Mobility and Housing Futures about the “New New Normal: Mobility and Activity in the ‘After Times’”. A narrated slide-deck of the talk is available on YouTube.
- I will be speaking at Australia Build conference on the Thirty-Minute City. December 10, 14:40.
- I will be speaking at the NeurIPS conference on End of Traffic and Future of Access. December 11, 19:15 AEDT.
News & Opinion
- Consequences of COVID
- Second-hand cars with that new car price
- New York and the crisis in mass transit systems
- Sleepwalking into a spiral of urban decay: why we need to get back to the office [We must go back to work for the shops and restaurants serving people who go back to work. [Cart before horse much?]]
- The Stay-at-Home Economy is Here to Stay
- NSW Budget 2020: Parramatta Light Rail stage two not funded
- Scar through Sydney’s Heart (Parramatta Road LRT proposed again maybe)
- Land use
- NSW takes the lead on ending stamp duty. A land value tax is coming, to be phased in, optionally, somehow.
- Montgomery [County, Maryland] eliminates its housing moratorium, and lowers development fees [I worked on Montgomery County’s Annual Growth Policy in my misspent youth as a planner] [I predict the moratorium will return at some point]
- NSW transport agency thrown into chaos amid chief’s exit, ICAC referral[ICAC is the New South Wales corruption investigator. They were investigating over-paying for land by TfNSW for large transport projects. Was that over-payment incompetence or corruption?]
- The Exploding Whale remastered: 50th anniversary of legendary Oregon event [The transport link? It was blown up by the Oregon DOT, which controlled the beaches, because the beaches are an important transport link.]
- The Dream Tree: Jacaranda, Sydney Icon
- The 30-Minute City: Designing for Access. (2019) By David M. Levinson (Book 5 in the Access Quintet)
- A Political Economy of Access. (2019) By David M. Levinson and David A. King (Book 4 in the Access Quintet)
- Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. (2018) By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. (Book 3 in the Access Quintet)
- Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport (2016) by David Levinson. (Book 2 in the Access Quintet)
- The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape (3rd edition). (2017) By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek. (Book 1 in the Access Quintet)
- Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus (2018) by David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
- The Transportation Experience: Second Edition Garrison, William and Levinson, David (2014)