I am applying the UK technique for the application of Public Transport
Accessibility Levels in New Zealand. PTAL is a technique for measuring
the accessibility of public transport at a point of interest such as a
house, school or shop etc.
The very last step in the application of PTAL is to take a calculated
score and apply it against a series of bounds, reflective of the
accessibility of public transport at that point. This is the step where
the score is converted to a qualitative measure e.g. good, poor, very
When I apply London/UK bounds qualitative measures in New Zealand,
unsurprisingly, the result reflects very low public transport
performance. I do not think the application of London/UK bounds in the
New Zealand context are a fair representation of public transport
I am wondering if others have had this same problem when applying the
PTAL methodology in their own county and am wondering how you overcame
this problem, or indeed did you just use the UK/London bounds anyway?
Any help much appreciated.