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Mobility and Transport

Multimodal integration indicator

Definition

An interchange is any place where a traveller can switch from one mode of travel to another, with a minimum/ reasonable amount of walking or waiting. The more modes available at an interchange, the higher the level of multimodal integration.

Note: This indicator is called "Multimodal integration" and not "Intermodal integration" as the term “Intermodality” applies to freight transport (mostly container transport).

Parameter

Index between 0 and 1 showing the average level of multimodal connection of the interchange points within an urban transport network.

Data sources

Information needed

Possible specific sources

Costs*

Advice to fill data gaps and/ or improve data quality

Availability of mobility modes

Information on the modes of transport available and facilities for switching from one mode of transport to the other are to be collected from representatives of local public transport companies, or organizing authorities in charge of transport, transport planning and parking.

L

  • It could be possible that a (at least partial) mapping already exists at local level, so it is advisable to check the presence of data in other departments of the city/ urban area. GIS-based queries could “automatically” identify and list all possible intermodal opportunities.
  • This information can be supplemented by desk research including maps, diagrams and photography (e.g. Google Maps, street view, etc.)
  • Location of stops and parking facilities can be elaborated in a GIS exercise using downloadable online databases (e.g. OpenStreetMap or other mapping services). The information might need to be complemented (see previous bullet point).
  • Only secured parking like “bike & ride” facilities can be considered for the calculation of this indicator, but it should be publicly accessible; simple bicycle racks closed bike boxes reserved for residents cannot be considered.
  • For free floating car and bike sharing schemes, they should be counted as “modes” at an interchange when there are some specifically designed/ provided reserved parking facilities available.
  • The indicator only focuses on “physical/structural” integration and doesn't take into account “soft”/ ITS integration.

List of all interchanges and relevant modes combinations

M

* The column “Costs” provides a qualitative assessment of the budget (staff costs, time, costs for data acquisition, etc.) needed by a city/ urban area for gathering new quantitative data in absence of already available values. For each parameter, the assessment takes into account both the administrative costs and the costs related to searching, acquisition and processing of the needed data; these can be high (“H”), medium (“M”) or low (“L”), or a combination of a pair of them.

Files

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To download the indicator spreadsheet, click

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