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GEOG 333 Lecture 1: CHAPTER 1 Mobility and Accessibility.docx

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CHAPTER 1 Mobility and Accessibility I. Definitions • There are different modes of transportation. o In Montreal, the Origin- Destination census (OD) is a census to find out what modes people use. • A public transportation is called transit. • Mobility is travel. It’s the actual movement and potential to move around. Can be measured in terms of distance and speed. • There are different opportunities varying from one place to another (people, goods, services). Mobility is used because people are looking for something that is not found in the current place. o High levels of mobility are referred as hypermobility and low levels of mobility are referred as hypomobility. • Accessibility has a relation with mobility. It’s the ease of which reaching destinations for the same reasons as mobility (activities, opportunities available in other locations other than the one at due point). o The ultimate goal of mobility is accessibility. o There are two types of accessibility:  Place accessibility, which is the most common measure (measured in terms of location and infrastructure)  Personal accessibility, which is measured in terms of destinations that can be reached by individual of population with defined characteristics. • Proximity is the distance between locations and density is its measure (usually the number of people over unit of land area). • Traffic congestion occurs when there is a high demand of transit over supplies available (high demand due to scheduled activities). o Congestion has a negative impact o
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