chapter  7
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Urban Mobility, Accessibility and Social Equity: A Comparative Study in Four European Metropolitan Areas

An increasing number of studies in the last two decades have dealt with the theme of the interactions between the spatial and morphological features of the city, socio-economic structure of the societies dwelling in them and mobility of populations. Many of these studies have concluded that mobility is growing more and more substantial in urban societies, with increasingly less marked divergences between genders, professions and income classes, and that suburban areas, and the populations living in them, are the most affected (Mogridge 1985, Newman and Kenworthy 1989, Naess et al. 1995, Fouchier 1998, Mo.Ve 2005).