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Delivering City Value and Prosperity with Mobility Oriented Developments

Arcadis’ integrated approach to transit-related developments is called Mobility-Oriented Development, or MODe, which focuses on the integration of four key elements that bring value to transit hubs: connectivity, urban environment, social place-making and economic development. By quantifying these elements, refined according to our global experience and observations of developed best practices, we have created a rigorous framework to evaluate transit hubs. City leaders, economic developers, and transit agencies can use the MODe tool to assess their existing mobility developments, align future project priorities, optimize investment value, and deliver transit hubs that are economic catalysts for surrounding communities.

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Improving Quality of Life through Transit Hubs

Delivering City Value & Prosperity with Mobility-Oriented Developments

MODe addresses four key indicators, each built from several specific variables. Each variable has its own set of values to measure the score of the development and compare it to others:

    Transit hub Connectivity
    Describes the quality of the transit hub in relation to the variety and quantity of transit modalities, its proximity to other important locations and facilities, and its provision of comfort to the traveler.

    Urban Environment
    Assesses the urban form of the environment and how sustainable it is. Urban form is determined by variables such as an area’s density and whether a development is mixed-use.

    Social Placemaking
    Weighs variables that contribute to a vibrant and multimodal urban environment. These include factors such as the quality of the public space and the variety of public facilities within the transit zone. A new parameter to this indicator has been added, safety and security, to assess the resilience of a transit hub to climate change impacts, intentional undesired events as well as traffic and passenger safety and security.

    Economic Development
    Evaluates the prosperity, economic activity and property value of the urban environment within the transit zone, relative to the national average.


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