Transport node facilities overview
Summary of indicator
To measure the provision of start- and end-of-trip facilities by mode.
People experience places at a fine-grained scale. The design of places can shape demand for movement – clusters of local shops, schools, stations and stops provide an efficient trip chain for daily visits from home to work and back. Deliveries and servicing are essential to create vibrant places and conflict between these essential functions and place amenity should be reduced.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand the provision of start- and end-of-trip facilities across all modes, which supports connected journeys for people travelling to the area. Based on the outcome of the assessment, practitioners can determine whether additional transport node facilities should be considered in their project or design.
Practitioners can use the commuter car parking metric to measure the availability of commuter car parking at train stations.
Practitioners can use the density of bicycle parking facilities metric to measure the availability of bicycle parking at train stations and rapid bus routes.
Practitioners can use the density of bus stops metric to measure the frequency of bus stops along the road network.
Practitioners can use the density of on-street parking, density of on-street disabled parking, and density of on-street loading zones metrics to measure the availability of on-street parking facilities along the road network.
- To enrich the analysis of bicycle parking facilities, End of Trip Facilities (EoTF) available in private/ commercial buildings could be counted
- To enrich the analysis of parking availability, private and off-street parking spaces (including disabled parking and loading zones) could be counted
- To enrich the analysis of bus stop density, location and access to bus stops should be considered alongside the analysis from indicators Public transport accessibility and Bus and strategic freight reliability.
Metrics in detail