Perceived accessibility and key influencing factors in transportation

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Jamei, Elmira ORCID: 0000-0002-4270-0326, Chan, Melissa ORCID: 0000-0003-1589-6850, Chau, Hing-Wah ORCID: 0000-0002-3501-9882, Gaisie, Eric ORCID: 0000-0002-0816-4048 and Lättman, Katrin ORCID: 0000-0001-5398-6633 (2022) Perceived accessibility and key influencing factors in transportation. Sustainability (Switzerland), 14 (17). ISSN 2071-1050


Accessibility is commonly assessed using indicators calculated from spatial data. Comparatively perceived accessibility cannot be adequately reflected by these calculated measures because it involves the perception to participate in spatially dispersed opportunities. This highlights the need to understand and consider perceived accessibility for planning and evaluation of transport systems from a complementary perspective. Therefore, this study aims to offer a systematic review concerning the interpretations of perceived accessibility in transport, its concept, major social drivers, barriers, evaluation methods and key influencing factors. This review also highlights the importance of perceived safety and service quality in public transport and their relationship with perceived accessibility in daily travel. The paper argues that perceived accessibility with due consideration of perceived safety and service quality will contribute to the development from mobility-based to accessibility-based planning.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.3390/su141710806
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Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords accessibility, transportation, perceived accessibility, east of access
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