Because metropolitan areas relate to other metropolitan areas and because the connection with other metropolitan areas are important for their growth, the issue of long-range accessibility is crucial. This means good airports, possibly ports or inland ports and train connections and a fluent connection with the city-center and the metropolitan area as a whole
Knowledge economy sectors tend to establish in regions that offer the essential environment for innovation and dense collaboration linkages, high levels of social capital and good physical accessibility.
The AEMC-network position
The end goal of all transportation systems and mobility measures must be an increasing accessibility, or opportunities for individuals, companies and customers to meet their daily need.
Metropolitan areas must focus on accessibility. CCIs are in favor of accessibility-oriented plans that offer efficient external and internal connectivity between transport modes as a sustainable answer to the demand for mobility.