Full cost accessibility

Mengying Cui, David Levinson


Traditional accessibility evaluation fails to fully capture the travel costs, especially the external costs, of travel. This study develops a full cost accessibility (FCA) framework by combining the internal and external cost components of travel time, safety, emissions, and money. The example illustrated compares FCA by automobile and bicycle on a toy network to demonstrate the potential and practicality of applying the FCA framework on real networks. This method provides an efficient evaluation tool for transport planning projects.


Full cost analysis; New types of path; Accessibility evaluation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.2018.1042

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