BENCHMARKING ACCESSIBILITY FOR URBAN MOBILITY SYSTEMS (Presentation 751)
The growth pattern of the urban complexities reflect and intends the need for addressing issues of urban movement.Access to the urban environment initiates equity and inclusion, therefore accessibility is a quality of system which allows, includes and integrates diverse human forms and users within the system. Benchmarking accessibility of an urban space would lead to identifying, understanding and evaluating various performance measures which affect the urban space mobility, therefore leading to the prognosis stage of enhancing the degree of accessibility. Conventional mobility-based planning places automobiles at the centre of the transport system. The new paradigm places people at the centre.
A method of assessment and benchmarking is required to be able to assess and measure how accessible a particular street or an urban space is. There is a need to identify gaps in the structure, which is gained through the review of the benchmarking tools and assessment of best practises of accessibility measure. The study takes into consideration the accessibility assessment of the selected urban spaces in India and Germany, in order to test various benchmarking tools in order to proceed through a universal approach.