David Simmonds Consultancy Limited


As part of DETR's work on the development of new methods for the appraisal of transport schemes and policies, DSC were commissioned to carry out a review of accessibility concepts and their role in such appraisals. This study was carried out, with inputs from ITS, MVA and Oxford Brookes University, during 1997-98. The research focussed on three themes

  • the potential relevance of accessibility;
  • the relationship in the present state of the art between accessibility measures and user benefit measures;
  • the relevance of accessibility to changes outside transport demand, such as car ownership, location and development pressures.



David Simmonds Consultancy Limited is registered in England and Wales, company registration 04860878. The registered office is 10 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA