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Capítulo de libro:
Evaluating relative accessibility to retail in depopulated areas: case study of the Maestrazgo Region (Spain)
Áreas de investigación
  • Transporte terrestre
While there is a vast body of literature on how to maximize accessibility to basic needs in urban areas, less attention has been paid to the effects of accessibility variations in rural, isolated, and depopulated places. This chapter aims to address this challenge by studying how accessibility to retail in depopulated areas can vary depending on socio-economic characteristics and transport mode preferences of the population. The empirical focus is on ?the Maestrazgo,? a Spanish region with a depopulation rate of 84% between 1900 and 2017. First, a face-to-face survey examined the population's willingness to cover distances to daily and non-daily retail via different transport modes (car, public transport, and walking). Second, a clustering process was used to identify three socio-economic groups: the young, adults, and seniors. Third, multimodal accessibility between the three population groups was evaluated and compared by using a benchmarking accessibility cube. The results show very low accessibility levels to daily and non-daily retail and high car dependency, underlining that accessibility for seniors is significantly different than for the other groups. The chapter closes with concluding remarks on the policy implications of the obtained results.
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Título del Libro
Population Loss: the role of transportation and other issues
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  • Autor: Julio Alberto Soria Lara (UPM)
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Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
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