The Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is the nation's leading resource for the research and application of accessibility-based transportation system evaluation. The Observatory is guided by a threefold mission:
- To advance the field of transportation system evaluation through research of new data sources and methods for accessibility evaluation
- To develop standards and tools to facilitate the use and communication of accessibility-based metrics in transportation planning, engineering, and evaluation
- To apply our tools and expertise in support of continual improvements in the planning, design, engineering, and analysis of transportation systems
The Observatory is a program of the Center for Transportation Studies and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering.