Benchmarking scheme for intermodal commuting


New and emerging mobility concepts such as car and bike sharing, ride hailing or ride sharing, new information and communication technologies and the increasing integration of public transport enable to combine different forms of transport modes on one route, called intermodality, and are seen both as an opportunity for a sustainable transport system and as a way to improve the accessibility of areas in a cost-effective way. However, these opportunities are countered by a lack of infrastructure, supply and information and financial/tariff links between the transport modes as well as the differing interests and administrative responsibilities of the actors involved.

Not only within the Baltic Sea region cities have different strengths and weaknesses in this area and can learn from each other. A starting point for cities is to see how they are positioned in the intermodality issues and which cities may have better addressed certain issues. The Benchmarking scheme at hand, called INTERMODALYZER, serves this purpose and will enable cities and metropolitan regions to evaluate their transport systems with regard to intermodality and identify potential for improvement.

This document presents easy-to-adopt benchmarking scheme for assessing a city’s transport system with regard to intermodality. It includes the list of thematic fields covered and the indicators used, the assessment approach and concludes with a scorecard and detailed description for a self-assessment of interested cities.