Measuring Spatial Accessibility for Elderly. An Application to Subway Stations in Milan

  • Fabio Manfredini Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Mapping and Urban Data Lab
  • Carmelo Di Rosa Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Mapping and Urban Data Lab
Keywords: Accessibility, Public Transport Services, Elderly, Milan

Abstract

This paper presents a method for mapping and measuring accessibility to subway stations for elderly. The methodology measures pedestrian accessibility by means of isochrones to specific urban functions, for quantifying the total amount of elderly people living within each isochrones and for evaluating the presence of services around each station. In particular, a real application on Milan city is carried out with the most updated available data.Main  aim is the identification of neighborhoods that present more accessibility problems. The number of inhabitants, and in particular of aged persons living in less accessible areas are therefore quantified, such as the number of activities located within walking distance are counted. The methodology can be applied to different contexts and can be furtherly improved by integrating other information in the model. Accessibility analysis has an increasing role in policy making and evaluation for policies targeted towards social inclusion. because poor pedestrian infrastructures can hinder the potential movement of an increasing amount of urban population.

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Author Biographies

Fabio Manfredini, Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Mapping and Urban Data Lab

He is the responsible of the “Mapping and Urban Data Lab”, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano. His main areas of expertise are methods and techniques of territorial and environmental analysis, design and management of geographical information systems, statistical and spatial analysis, mapping and data visualization. In the last years, he specialized in the use of innovative data source (mobile phone and social media data) for urban studies and for mobility mapping. He has published the outcomes of his main researches on national and international journals.

Carmelo Di Rosa, Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Mapping and Urban Data Lab
Senior technician of the "Mapping and Urban Data Lab", Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano. His main areas of expertise are the design and the management of relational databases for the construction of mobility indicators for urban studies. VBA developer of user interfaces, expert in GIS and statistical analysis, he has collaborated in the publication of articles in national and international journals.

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Published
2018-10-16
How to Cite
Manfredini, F., & Di Rosa, C. (2018). Measuring Spatial Accessibility for Elderly. An Application to Subway Stations in Milan. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 85-94. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/5800
Section
Special Issue 2018. SIET Elderly mobility