MOVE Meter

Basic Information

Language

English, Dutch, German, Spanish

Latest update

Price

Licenses for online use of the tool are available. Price depends on number of users and size of the city/region. For personalised offers, please contact us at info@movemobility.nl.

Application time

Once the data is imported in the MOVE Meter, running a scenario takes, on average, 10 minutes (depending on the size of the project, the level of detail and the employed module).That is due to its GIS/internet applicability and its advanced GUII

Assistance required

Both external support and training modules are available. Usually, a 1-day training session is sufficient.

Assistance data

Typical traffic model data can be imported (network, speed, capacity, volumes, origin-destination matrices, socio-economic data, etc.). The MOVE Meter also utilises ‘big data’ sources like GPS, GSM and other traffic information sources.

Tool type

Indicator set Option generator Serious game


Application area

  • Dissemination and communication

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Metropolitan regions

Summary

The MOVE Meter is an easy to use web-based tool developed to support informed decision-making in urban development. It assesses the impact of infrastructural, spatial and social-economical changes on mobility and accessibility at various scales.

The MOVE Meter provides an insight into the characteristics of a mobility system. A variety of policy choices that will influence a city’s liveability and accessibility are brought to the user’s fingertips.

The tool uses the same data that is generally available in a transportation model, but due to its GIS/internet applicability and its advanced GUI, it is more capable of assessing and evaluating scenarios swiftly and easily, without requiring detailed knowledge of transport modelling software or other mobility data-handling tools.

For example, it can calibrate and identify the most promising corridors for bicycle infrastructure, show the impact on mobility of a new neighbourhood or the impact an increase in cycling may have on the performance of the car network in terms of volumes, speeds and volume/capacity ratios.

The input data is translated into results that will contribute to finding informed and cost-effective solutions. The visual representation is easy to read and interpret and helps to understand the main problems and analyse their causes.

The MOVE Meter can be used to develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), as well as other comprehensive transport studies, as it provides the spatial, mobility and environmental indicators necessary to assess, monitor and review scenarios, comparing them with the current situation.

Good Example

The MOVE Meter has been used during urban planning workshops or for various mobility studies in, among others: The Netherlands (country wide), Borken (Germany), Cuernavaca (Mexico), Houston, Austin, Washington DC (USA), Cape Town (South Africa). The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has recognised and approved the MOVE Meter as a valuable tool for drawing up local and regional action plans to improve accessibility cost-effectively.

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