Trip purposes

Earlier research (Chapman and Weir 2008) suggested the following trip purposes might be useful for accessibility indicators in New Zealand:

·         school education (separately for primary and secondary schooling)

·         further education

·         work (often measured as the choice of jobs available)

·         hospital

·         doctor or primary health organisation

·         supermarket (urban) or food-oriented convenience store (rural)

·         petrol station

·         pharmacy

·         bank/cash machine

·         public transport.

This is a reasonably comprehensive list but for the purposes of neighbourhood accessibility the following could also be added:

·         leisure centres and facilities

·         sports facilities

·         cinemas

·         community centres/cultural and religious activities

·         police stations/consumer protection agencies/legal advice

·         population (as a proxy for friends and family).