The Accessibility Observatory builds on the methods, tools, and expertise developed in two previous research studies.
The Transportation and Regional Growth study was a research and educational effort designed to aid the Twin Cities region in understanding the relationship of transportation and land use. Conducted from 1998-2003, this study was an effort to better understand the linkages among land use, community development and transportation in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Transportation and Regional Growth study (1998-2003)
Following on the Transportation and Regional Growth study, the Access to Destinations study laid the groundwork for accessibility evaluation at the University of Minnesota. Through a multi-phase effort incorporating theoretical as well as practical research and including researchers from a variety of fields, the project built local expertise and prepared the University for the next steps into the future of accessibility research and evaluation.
- Access to Destinations study (2004-2012)