Urban accessibility

is the ease with which people can reach activities such as employment opportunities, health and education services. The accessibility levels in a city or neighbourhood depend on the efficiency and connectivity of the transport network but also on the proximity between people and activities. The promotion of more sustainable, inclusive and smart cities and mobility systems requires policies that improve overall urban accessibility and reduce inequalities in access to opportunities.

The Access to Opportunities Project calculates people's access to jobs, health and education services by different transport modes for Brazil's largest cities. It uses different accessibility metrics to estimate urban accessibility levels at a high spatial resolution and disaggregated by socioeconomic groups. All the publications, data outputs and computational code developed in the project can be found and downloaded from this website. More detailed info about the project here.

How long does it take you to get to the nearest hospital or school? How many jobs can you reach in less than an hour?

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