Research

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MODe helps identify the key values of a transit-hub, and in doing so can unlock its overall potential. We have benchmarked a selection of the world’s leading transit-related developments using the MODe approach.



By assessing in detail four main indicators – transit hub accessibility and comfort, urban environment, social placemaking and economic development – we have measured the quality of key elements that bring value to such developments. The resulting rankings, and identified opportunity areas, are presented in our Mobility Oriented Development Index (MODex).



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"MODe helps us have a much better vision of what our cities can be, and how people will live in these 24 hour, 7 day a week mixed use hubs."

NEW YORK GRAND CENTRAL STATION TOPS THE RANKING

New York’s Grand Central Station ranks highest overall, scoring in the top five in all categories and topping the rankings for transit hub connectivity and economic development. The station itself and surrounding area socially appealing, attracting many types of visitor and contributing economically to the city.

HIGH PERFORMING CONNECTIVITY AT HONG KONG STATION

Hong Kong is known for providing dense public transportation and developing mixed use developments around its stations. It is no surprise therefore that Hong Kong Station comes second for transit hub accessibility and comfort.

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SYDNEY’S CHATSWOOD STATION ENJOYS VIBRANT URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Sydney Chatswood station tops the urban environment ranking due to its high density surrounding built environment. This density, created predominantly from the number of tall buildings, makes it a vibrant and engaging social area with the right balance of mixed-used facilities available to citizens.

DALLAS STATIONS SOAR FOR SOCIAL PLACEMAKING

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in Texas, USA, leads the social placemaking rankings, with equally impressive scores for the quality of public space and public facilities available. DART is not the only high-performing US development in this area however, as Grand Central, Portland Union and Washington DC stations all come in the top five alongside London Kings Cross.

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Mobility Orientated Development (MODe) is a unique approach to transit-related development by our global experts from across Arcadis and CallisonRTKL (a Design Consultancy of Arcadis). Click here to speak to our experts.