The Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) system is an interactive decision tool designed to assist in examining the performance of a city region’s current public transport network framed around the accessibility of the transport network and accessibility of place.
Planning for Public Transport Accessibility (Curtis and Scheurer 2016) brings together a comparative analysis of the accessibility by public transport of 23 cities spanning four continents. The book provides a "hands-on" introduction to the evolution, rationale and effectiveness of a new generation of accessibility planning tools that have emerged since the mid-2000s.
The Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) tool is used as a practical example to demonstrate how city planners can find answers as they seek to improve public transport accessibility.
Uniquely among the new generation of accessibility tools, SNAMUTS has been designed for multi-city comparisons. The cities selected enable a comparison between cities by old world–new world; public transport modes; governance approach; urban development constraints. Richly illustrated with maps and diagrams, this volume acts as a comprehensive sourcebook of accessibility indicators and a snapshot of current policy making around the world in the realm of strategic planning for land use transport integration and the growth of public transport. It provides a deeper understanding of the complexity, opportunities and challenges of twenty-first-century accessibility planning.