Measuring Spatial Accessibility for Elderly. An Application to Subway Station in Milan

Di Rosa, Carmelo and Manfredini, Fabio (2018) Measuring Spatial Accessibility for Elderly. An Application to Subway Station in Milan. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment (2). pp. 85-94. ISSN 1970-9870

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This paper presents a method for mapping and measuring accessibility to subway stations for elderly. The methodology measures pedestrian accessibility by means of isochrones to specific urban functions, for quantifying the total amount of elderly people living within each isochrones and for evaluating the presence of services around each station. In particular, a real application on Milan city is carried out with the most updated available data. Main aim is the identification of neighbourhoods that present more accessibility problems. The number of inhabitants, and in particular of aged persons living in less accessible areas are therefore quantified, such as the number of activities located within walking distance are counted. The methodology can be applied to other spatial contexts and can be furtherly improved by integrating other information in the model. Accessibility analysis has an increasing role in policy making and evaluation for policies targeted towards social inclusion. because poor pedestrian infrastructures can hinder the potential movement of an increasing amount of urban population.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 2018. SIET Elderly mobility
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility; Public Transport Services Elderly; Milan
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 09:33
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 09:33

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