Rural Accessibility

DescriptionConsiders accessibility needs & problems of Scottish rural dwellers, transport policy interventions to overcome problems & how to measure the accessibility offered by different policy interventions.
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RURAL ACCESSIBILITY

Derek Halden
(Derek Halden Consultancy)
John Farrington
(Aberdeen University)
Andrew Copus
(Scottish Agricultural College)

Scottish Executive Central Research Unit 2002

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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Background
Approach to the project
Policy Context
CHAPTER TWO REVIEW OF
PREVIOUS WEEK

Background
Accessibility needs of rural
dwellers
Transport Policy Interventions
Measuring Accessibility in
Rural Areas
CHAPTER THREE
THE STUDY AREAS

Selection
Strategic Accessibility
Characteristics
of Study Areas
The Study Areas in Context
Summary of Strategic
Analysis Approach
CHAPTER FOUR SURVEY OF
LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND
TRANSPORT OPERATORS

East Ayrshire
West Aberdeenshire
Wigtownshire
Caithness and Sutherland
East Lothian
Summary of the Surveys
of Councils and Transport
Operators
CHAPTER FIVE POSTAL SURVEY
Returns
Population
Car availability
Access Needs and Travel
Summary of Postal Survey
CHAPTER SIX TELEPHONE SURVEY
Accessibility related isolation
Usefulness of different modes
of transport
Suggested changes to
improve transport
Convenience of access to
services and ways of
overcoming limitations
Suggested changes in the way
services are accessed
Transport and quality of life
A fair deal in taxation?
Summary of telephone survey
CHAPTER SEVEN FOCUS GROUPS
Rail
Bus
Taxi
Community Transport
Car
CHAPTER EIGHT ANALYSIS OF
TRAVEL PATTERNS
Data Collection
East Ayrshire
West Aberdeenshire
Wigtownshire
Caithness and Sutherland
East Lothian
Calibration of the
accessibility analysis
CHAPTER NINE USING RURAL
ACCESSIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS
IN APPRAISAL

Appraisal Framework
National Targets and Indicators
Community Planning of
Accessibility Improvements
CHAPTER TEN CONCLUSIONS
AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Survey and analysis findings
A robust methodology
for measuring accessibility
An appraisal framework
Recommendations
References
Appendix A Strategic Analysis
Methodology
Appendix B Postal Questionnaire
Appendix C Telephone Survey
Questions
Appendix D Opportunity and
Deterrence Estimation Methodology
Appendix E Accessibility Analysis
Appendix F Summary of Focus Groups

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