Accessibility Employment Projections for London

30 April 2013

SKM's Colin Buchanan was commissioned by GLA Economics in August 2012 to revise the employment growth distribution forecasts previously developed in 2009, which are derived from calculations of transport accessibility. The study involved:

  • Calibration of a base relationship between transport accessibility and employment density using 2007 data, testing different measures of time, density and access mode;
  • Forecasting of future changes in accessibility using the base relationship derived above; and
  • Forecasting of future changes in the distribution of employment based on changes in future transport accessibility.