The University of Bologna, with the support of the other Project Partners has just ended to develop a tool to assess effectiveness of planning and design solutions of modal interchange, boosting multimodal sustainable mobility. The tool foresees 2 different types of performance evaluations: one is targeted to interchange transport nodes, considering their dual role as part of the transport infrastructure and elements of the urban environment; one is focused on policies and strategies on multimodal mobility. The tool allows users to perform different design and planning scenarios analysing and comparing their specific performance.
The Evaluation System was built upon key factors that influence the efficiency of the interchange, which have been identified within the Good Practices collected at project level and analysed in the MATCH-UP Handbook. Therefore, it is an important result of the exchange of experience on multimodal and low-carbon mobility we have undertaken in almost 2 years.
The tool is now under the validation phase: it will be tested by Project Partners and then used to support them in the definition and selection of final solutions to be included in their Action Plans . The tool will be then made publicly available in the MATCH-UP website.