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Access2Opportunity

Travel Reach & Destination Opportunities

A train crossing a bridge over a city street filled with cars and buses.

A Data-Driven Approach to Planning

People travel to reach destinations—a place of work, grocery store, school, medical center, or a park. These places are where economic, social, and recreational interactions occur. They are also critical ingredients for healthy and vibrant communities. Transportation—whether walking, biking, riding transit, driving, or sharing a ride—makes access to these opportunities possible.

Kimley-Horn’s Access2Opportunity is a powerful research engine designed to assist agencies in better understanding their transportation systems and ultimately achieve their goals of creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Measure Accessibility

Accessibility is a transportation measure that describes how effective a system is at connecting people with the rest of society.

Kimley-Horn created the Access2Opportunity tool to measure accessibility in cities using two metrics: 

  1. Travel Reach: How far you can travel in a reasonable amount of time using the transportation system? A larger travel reach often results in connection with more opportunity.
  2. Destination Opportunity: How many key opportunities (e.g., number of jobs, grocery stores) are accessible within someone’s reasonable travel reach? A larger number of opportunities is a strong indicator of a healthy and vibrant community.

Inform Equity and Scenario Planning

Use the metrics from Access2Opportunity to answer critically important questions related to Equity and Scenario Planning.

  • Equity
    • Calculate Travel Reach and Destination Opportunity scores for any geography in a region (e.g., census block or parcel).
    • Compare how accessibility varies between traditionally underserved/underrepresented populations and the remainder of the community.
  • Scenario Planning
    • Index Travel Reach and Destination Opportunity in ways that create a consistent method to compare combinations of policies, programs, and projects. 

Features and Benefits

Data Analysis

Make informed decisions to meet community goals

Gaps and Opportunities

Identify equity gaps and opportunities

Data Exploration

Toggle between five pillars to sort data

Visualize Success

Create custom visualizations to communicate results

Indexing Results

Measure or index results to prioritize needs

Drive Innovation

Achieve equitable, high-impact outcomes

Reach Your Goals

With Access2Opportunity, users gain access to trusted professionals and advanced data analytic capabilities. In a few simple steps, you’ll have a clear picture of your community goals and how to reach them. 

Schedule a demo today and learn more about the many advantages of Access2Opportunity.

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