Accessibility Instruments

This section covers the 24 accessibility instruments reviewed in this Cost Action. Here, they are presented and compared. Overview some general characteristics below

Main motivation


According to the authors, the main motivation to develop an accessibility instrument can be roughly divided in three categories: policy and planning support, scientific enquiry, or a combination of the two. 10 can be placed in the first category, 4 in the second, and 8 in the third.

Planning goal


Regarding the planning goals, 10 accessibility tools have a multi objective structure. 8 of the other tools are mainly aimed at deciding on the location of residences, activities or services – urban planning oriented. The remaining 4 are focused on managing, encouraging or reducing the use of a particular transport mode – transport planning oriented.

All the characteristics of each instrument have been summarized below.