Paradigm Shift in Transport Planning

Transportation planning is shifting from “mobility-based” to “accessibility-based” analysis which recognizes a wider range of factors that affect people’s ability to reach desired services and activities. For example, with mobility-based planning the preferred solution to traffic congestion is to expand roads so people can drive faster, but accessibility-based analysis also considers improving alternative modes, more compact and mixed development, more connected transport networks, and telecommunications that substitutes for physical travel. 

Each day around the world, millions of urban residents walk, bike, drive, bus, and metro to their destinations. This sets off an uncoordinated ballet of movement. Brookings’s Moving to Access Initiative looks at innovative policies, tools, and techniques that can help ensure that all people—regardless of income or demography—get where they need to go.

So this leaves in me a thought that the future GoI initiatives and decisions will revolve around Comprehensive Accessibility Plans  (CAPs). Let us prepare ahead for this upcoming task.


Joseph Teja