Accessibility (or just access) refers to the ease of reaching goods, services, activities and destinations, which together are called opportunities . For example, is there sufficient road capacity and are there sufficient parking spaces? Are there good options for public transport? What is the average travel time to reach the centre? A city with a good accessibility has good possibilities to get emergency services to an incident location, or to get people quickly out of the area in case of any danger.
- From: Litman, T., Evaluating accessibility of transport planning, 2011. URL: http://www.vtpi.org/access.pdf retrieved on April 11, 2012.