This benefit cluster recognises that an important way people obtain access to social and economic opportunities is through fair and equitable access to the transport system alongside other equitable access methods, including proximity and virtual access. That is, regardless of age, ability or socio-economic status, people can get where they need to be to participate in society and live fulfilling lives. Social and economic opportunities include access to education, work, essential health and shopping services, and community.

The focus on people, proximity and destinations are a distinctive feature of this benefit cluster. The benefit cluster also includes benefits describing how users experience the land transport system, the modes available for people to choose from, and the impact of the transport system on social cohesion.


Four benefits sit beneath this benefit cluster:

10.1 Impact on user experience of the transport system

10.2 Impact on mode choice

10.3 Impact on access to opportunities

10.4 Impact on community cohesion.


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