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Accessibility in cities: Transport and urban Form

Accessibility in cities: Transport and urban Form

Rode, Philipp, Floater, Graham, Thomopoulos, Nikolas, Docherty, James, Schwinger, Peter, Mahendra, Anjali and Fang, Wanli (2017) Accessibility in cities: Transport and urban Form. In: Gereon, Meyer and Shaheen, Susan, (eds.) Disrupting Mobility: Impacts of Sharing Economy and Innovative Transportation on Cities. Lecture Notes in Mobility . Springer International Publishing, pp. 239-273. ISBN 978-3-319-51601-1 (doi:

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This chapter reviews the different pathways which cities are following to become more accessible. By identifying the close link between transport and urban form based on global evidence, it highlights the direct and indirect costs of choices made. It then presents the tipping points which can allow to proceed from sprawling urban development and conventional motorised transport to more compact cities characterised by innovative mobility choices shaped around shared and public transport. The examples used are based on cities worldwide to illustrate emerging trends from both developed and developing countries. Therefore, the recommendations are valuable for a range of stakeholders including local and national policy makers, academics and vehicle manufacturers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility; Compact cities; Tipping points; Transport; Urban density; Urban form; Sprawl
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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