New article published on measuring accessibility to banking services

Close-up of keypad on a cash machine

A new, open access journal article on measuring accessibility to banking services by Dr Mitchel Langford, Andrew Price and Professor Gary Higgs from the University of South Wales, has been published in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

The article demonstrates how accessibility can be measured to bank branches by different times of day and by different transport modes. This shows how the inclusion of public transport timetables and the opening hours of services such as banks can be combined to provide a fuller analysis of variations in accessibility.

Such an approach has been particularly relevant during Covid, when the opening times of services have often been restricted and we have seen changes in public transport provision. This in turn can be included in a fuller assessment of geographical inequalities in access to facilities following recent rounds of bank branch closures.

The article also represents a continuation of the research Dr Mitchel Langford was working on during his Academic Fellowship with Senedd Research.

Read the journal article.


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