Thursday October 5, 2023
Continuing a multi-part series, SSTI talks with researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory about their collaborative effort to document access to opportunity at a national scale.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
As agencies continue to integrate accessibility analysis into policy and planning, new research can guide the expansion of current and best practices. In this session we will talk with Louis Merlin from Florida Atlantic University and Dana Rowangould from the University of Vermont about their research into pedestrian and other accessibility metrics, and the practitioners who use them.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
In the second of a multi-part series, SSTI talks with MnDOT and Caltrans about addressing equity with accessibility metrics, their latest tool advancements, and takeaways from their recent interactive TRB workshop.
Accessibility analysis, measuring the ease with which people can reach destinations, could shift the paradigm in the fields of land use and transportation planning. Where traffic speeds once reigned supreme, momentum is building behind the adoption of a more comprehensive metric. While uptake has thus far been somewhat diffuse among cities, metropolitan planning organizations, and states, those who have the capacity and resources to implement accessibility analysis find it a powerful tool for leveling the playing field between modes, focusing on the movement of people over vehicles, and centering the needs of under-resourced communities.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
In the first of a multi-part series, SSTI will be talking with several organizations about how they implement accessibility in planning to improve access to opportunities in the long term.
We’re excited to announce our new guide for practitioners, Measuring Accessibility.
A new manual from academics and practitioners (led by David Levinson of the University of Sydney) brings together a rich and broad literature on “doing” accessibility, describes methods for calculating metrics, and offers practical advice on tools and data sources.