Volume XL-4/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W1, 1-6, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-4-W1-1-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W1, 1-6, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-4-W1-1-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  06 May 2013

06 May 2013

WALKYOURPLACE – EVALUATING NEIGHBOURHOOD ACCESSIBILITY AT STREET LEVEL

S. Steiniger, M. E. Poorazizi, and A. J. S. Hunter S. Steiniger et al.
  • Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada

Keywords: Accessibility, Network Paths, Circular Access Areas, Web Processing Services

Abstract. The popularity of a neighbourhood is often explained by its perceived "higher" quality of life. Good access to shops, restaurants, parks, etc., is seen as an indicator that reflects improved quality of life. We present a web-based tool for assessment of accessibility to such services. The system evaluates in real time an area that is accessible using pedestrian, transit, and cycling infrastructure. The accessible area is evaluated using "quality of life" indicators, such as the number of grocery stores, shopping and recreation facilities, and local crime within that area. This tool sets itself apart from pre-computed and neighbourhood-level walkability indices, because it makes use of detailed street-level data, rather than block-level generalizations. It uses real network travel time, and, when transit data are provided, permits the creation and evaluation of accessibility areas for a combination of travel modes such as walking with transit use.