Equitable access overview
Summary of indicator
To measure provision for equitable access along roads and at intersections, transit stops, interchanges and train stations.
Equitable access ensures people with mobility impairment or vulnerability have the same opportunity as able-bodied people to access parts of the network, and at the same comfort levels. Provision of such access maximises participation and social inclusion within a community. Accessibility is the ability for everyone, regardless of disability, personal circumstances, or where they live, to use and benefit from the transport network.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand the ability of people with mobility impairment or vulnerability to undertake a journey, enabling them to participate in social engagements and/or economic activities. Based on the outcome of the assessment, practitioners can determine whether additional accessibility provisions will need to be incorporated into their design or project.
Practitioners can use the suitable crossing facilities metric to measure and rate the accessibility of footpaths and pedestrian crossings for people with mobility impairment or vulnerability.
Practitioners can use the level of accessibility at transit stops metric to measure the level of accessibility at train stations, ferry wharves and some bus interchanges for people with mobility impairment or vulnerability.
- Compliance reporting legislation could be considered, where appropriate
- Journey-specific metrics could be considered in the future to account for the delay experienced by people with mobility impairment or vulnerability when compared against able-bodied people.
Metrics in detail