Attractiveness would be useless if it were not coupled by the true possibility of easily accessing the city. Accessibility is thus intended as the opportunity for the city as a whole, as well as the single places in its metropolitan area, to be physically connected by means of transport and mobility services from long-range origins (how well is a city directly connected with other main global cities); from mid-range origins (how easy, fast and sustainable is accessing from a 100km distance); and from short-range origins. Congestion curbs accessibility globally within metropolitan areas, whilst a good public transport system (easy to use and that reduces mobility times) is an undisputed positive factor that favours accessibility. Consistently the measurements undertaken include international and metropolitan accessibility, Local Public Transport and private mobility.
- Attractiveness and Reputation