Mode share overview
Summary of indicator
To measure the proportion of sustainable travel mode usage by transport customers.
Providing sustainable transport systems is a key indicator of sustainable cities and communities. Sustainable modes – walking, cycling and public transport – serve people of all ages and abilities. When key destinations are appropriately serviced by multiple modes and frequent and reliable services are provided, sustainable modes can be made the easy and natural choice for all users.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand how customers that reside or work in particular areas choose to travel (area-based analysis), or the breakdown of modal choice on discrete parts or links of the transport network (link-based analysis). Based on the outcome of the assessment, practitioners can determine the proportion of users that choose to walk, cycle or utilise public transport to complete their journeys for the present time and estimated or modelled for a point in the future.
Practitioners can use the sustainable mode share on existing links metric to measure the breakdown of mode choice for all customers that travel down a set link in the network, including one or more portions of a road, a rail line, a ferry route etc.
Practitioners can use the sustainable mode share on existing area metric to measure the breakdown of mode choice for a set area in which people reside or depart from, or by the area where people travel to or arrive in at the end of their journey.
Practitioners can use the sustainable mode share on existing option or future consideration metric to measure the breakdown of mode choice based on the modal split model.
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