A KIMLEY-HORN EQUITY SOLUTION
Travel Reach & Destination Opportunities
A Data-Driven Approach to Planning and Equity
People travel to reach their desired destinations, such as work, grocery stores, school, medical centers, or a park. These places create economic, social, and recreational interactions. They are also critical for healthy and vibrant communities. Transportation—whether walking, biking, riding transit, driving, or sharing a ride—makes access to these essential opportunities possible.
Kimley-Horn’s Access2Opportunity gives agencies new insights on how their transportation systems help create healthy and vibrant communities.
Measure Your Area’s Accessibility
Accessibility describes how effectively a transportation system connects people with the rest of society. Kimley-Horn created Access2Opportunity to measure two metrics:
- Travel Reach: How far can you travel in a reasonable amount of time using the transportation system? A larger travel reach typically results in connections with more opportunity.
- Destination Opportunity: How many key opportunities (e.g., number of jobs, grocery stores, etc.) are accessible within someone’s reasonable travel reach? A larger number of destination opportunities is a strong indicator of a healthy and vibrant community – and an equitable transportation network.
Inform Equity and Scenario Planning
Use Access2Opportunity to answer critically important questions.
- 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 and underrepresented populations and the remainder of the community.
- Index Travel Reachand Destination Opportunity in ways that create a consistent method to compare combinations of policies, programs, and projects.
- Model new bike facilities, new transit routes and stops, new road openings and added lanes, and new pedestrian-only zones.
Features and Benefits
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.