Accessibility Measurement and Use in Land-Use Planning

William J. Craig

DOI: 10.2190/5B0L-F91K-QRH3-X8CY


The use-capacity of any piece of land depends on its accessibility as well as its inherent physical characteristics. The measurement and use of accessibility has not been well documented. The Minnesota Land Management Information System (MLMIS) uses both accessibility and capability in estimating the suitability of lands across the state for a variety of uses. Three scales of accessibility are presented: accessibility to the road network, accessibility to local service and market centers, and accessibility to regional activities. This paper will discuss the measurement of accessibility at the various scales and the use of these measurements in determining land-use suitabilities.

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