AMELIA has been developed to test in a comprehensive and systematic way the extent to which transport policies can increase social inclusion, taking the needs of those who are socially excluded into account. AMELIA presents the user with a set of possible policy actions, and then to quantifies and maps the effects of these policy actions to help the user to assess which is the most effective. AMELIA requires data on the population in the group being considered (the elderly, those in wheelchairs and so on), the nature of the facilities that they wish to reach (shops, jobs, health facilities and so on) and how they can travel there. AMELIA can then be used to see how many more of this group can reach the opportunities as a result of the policy actions.


AMELIA has been developed in co-operation with the Environment Department of Hertfordshire County Council to ensure that its design meets the needs of transport planners, and that it can address the sorts of questions that they need to answer in formulating their plans and setting up policies.  AMELIA has also been applied to Tower Hamlets and discussions have been held with other local transport authorities to ensure that the tool transfers to other areas.


Please see right column on this page for further information on AMELIA.

Key Documents



E: Roger Mackett

T: 020 7679 1554

E: Helena Titheridge

T: 020 7679 7775

E: Kamal. Achuthan

T: 020 7679 1550


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Centre for Transport Studies