Distance to services depending on land use types

In the analysis of land use factors associated with different accessibility patterns of the EU-Project METPEX, Switzerland is analysed as case study. One parameter analysed is the average distance to different services in three different land use types: centres of agglomerations, surroundings of agglomerations and rural areas. The figure below confirms the hypothesis that rural areas have lower accessibility levels to all services than urban centres. Moreover the figure reveals, the average distance to access public transport stops is shorter compared to other services such as restaurants, schools, grocery shops, post offices, medical assistance and banks (in increasing order). Specifically the average distance to public transport stops is 188 metres in centres, 254 in surrounding of agglomerations and 374 in rural areas.



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