A new study for the Transportation Research Board looks at how changes and trends -- in demographics, geographic trends, employment, transportation options, etc. – could affect public transportation ridership. Renaissance Planning just completed our portion of the background research that went into the study. There are some very interesting findings turning up that we thought worthy of sharing.
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Renaissance Planning’s Multimodal Accessibility Tool Featured in New Performance Management Guidebook
Renaissance Planning is featured in a new guidebook on performance management for its GIS-based Multimodal Accessibility tool.
This is part two of a multi-part series on multimodal accessibility, an integrated planning framework and analytical tool that all planners should know about. Part One of this series focused on what multimodal accessibility is, and why it matters. Part Two focuses on how accessibility is quantified and measured.
Renaissance presented a poster session at this year’s annual ITE meeting in Anaheim, California. Daniel Hardy, PE, PTE and Ed Mierzejewski, PE presented a poster that describes the why, what and how of multimodal accessibility based on our experience on a variety of projects.
Multimodal Accessibility, or MMA, is an emerging transportation planning framework that helps frame challenges and identify solutions. MMA measures transportation system performance in a manner that is mode-neutral, scalable to a wide range of geographies, and responsive to both land use and transportation system scenarios. Our poster described several case studies that demonstrate how MMA can help transportation planners diagnose challenges and identify and decide on solutions. Shaping our built environment around improved accessibility as a central consideration can foster cities that work, improving both day-to-day and long-term outcomes of the regions we inhabit.
Our full poster can be viewed here.