Transport Accessibility in Auckland

Measuring accessibility There is a subtle difference between transit accessibility and the accessibilities provided by other transportation modes. The main difference of transit accessibility is in its schedule. While travel time to/from transport and in-vehicle time is common between car and transit, the real test of freedom in transit relies on its spontaneity. Frequency has …

A Critical Review of Social Justice Theories in Public Transit Planning

One of the most common areas in public transit planning that has been under investigation is the inclusion of “social justice”. In its simplest form, social justice demands more equitable access for all residents to resources that are provided by a city. However, public transit plans are typically guided by maximising tangible measures such as …

Justice in public transport systems: A comparative study of Auckland, Brisbane, Perth and Vancouver

Although the concept of social justice seems to be ubiquitous in most transportation plans, methods adopted to evaluate transit systems have little engagement with political theories to define justice. Without a proper definition, transport planners will be unable to design transit systems that achieve justice. The present study proposes a combination of sufficientarianism and egalitarianism …