If access is based on the use of private vehicles, only private vehicle owners can benefit. If the availability of collective transport is not competitive non-car owners can benefit but the conditions in terms of time and cost would not be very attractive. On the other hand, if collective transport is competitive everyone would have access to the good and services offered in the territory.
The way in which the territory is currently organised makes the use of private vehicles the only option for getting to many centres or industrial estates, and so on. This excludes those who do not have a driving licence or sufficient economic resources to own a car, and creates inequalities for access to employment and services. Women, young people, the elderly and immigrants are especially affected.
In the case of the UAB, 48.3% of the university community has stated that they do not own a private vehicle and therefore depend on collective transport. Promoting collective transport and non-motorised transport, which is more accessible to the population as a whole, that is proposed by the UAB Strategic Accessibility Plan aims to make the campus as accessible as possible, among other things. Anyone who wants to study or work at the UAB, or those who want to use its services, would be able to do so under equal conditions, independently of their own capacities or possibilities.