Rural Service Area - Advantages and Limitations

  • The application of the methods will help planners to indicate areas
    with low access to urban facilities, goods and services.
  • The methods can be helpful in determining areas with favourable
    location conditions, i.e. good accessibility.
  • Even though accessibility maybe improved, the income and purchasing
    power of people is a important determining factor with regard to
  • Accessibility can also be measured by the inability to purchase goods
    and services or the inability to make use things such as market
    information. Purchasing power, empowerment, literacy and other
    determining factors also impinge on the whole concept of availability
    and accessibility, not only distance relationships.