Within the project EMMA, we are building a multimodal and intermodal accessibility model for workplace locations in the metropolitain region of Munich, enabling new analysis that will contribute to a better regional understanding and planning of workplace locations and their impacts on the daily commute of its workers.
EMMA is a DFG-funded project at the Chair of Urban Structure & Transport Planning at Technical University of Munich. It is part of the Research Group Accessibility Planning at the Chair.
The model is multimodal in a sense that we look at the most important modes of transport in parallel (Public Transport, driving, cycling, and walking). It is also intermodal, because our methodology allows the analysis of combined trips, such as Bike&Ride, which play an increasingly important role in times of the intruduction of new mobility services that aim at complementing public transport rather than replacing it.
EMMA is built 100% on open source tools. We use
Open data is the foundation of our analysis. Mainly
Our first results from a data analysis of 996 workers who have changed their workplace location while maintaining the same residential locations provide evidence that the workplace location alone has a huge impact on the modes used on the daily commute, as well as on the car ownership of workers. This emphasizes the importance of workplace locations and their accessibility, while demanding further investigations on the accessibility of these locations in order to create knowledge that will help planners and decision-makers to plan better accessible workplace locations than foster sustainability.
The project runs from January 2019 to December 2021, so currently we are right in the middle of the project. A first paper about our data analysis
will be published soon, a second one about the methodological concept of the accessibility model will follow.
The focus in the last project phase starting in January 2021 will be the application of the model and its policy implications.
Are you are researcher working on similar topics? A planner who is open to test new methods? A company who has to make a location choice?
We are always open to cooperate and exchange with you. Don’t hesitate to email us!
To learn more about EMMA, we are uploading selected presentations slides and other materials here. Please reach out to us if you have further questions!