Using Twin Cities Destinations and their Accessibility as a Multimodal Planning tool: Task 5 Report

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  02/28/2012

Summary:

Researchers evaluated how accessibility in the Twin Cities region would be affected by various changes in land use (including population and employment scenarios) and the transportation network (due to proposed highway infrastructure improvements and public transit investments). Results showed that centralized growth in population and employment produced the highest accessibility, followed by centralized population and decentralized employment. However, because of increasingly decentralized population and employment along with the infeasibility of a free-flowing highway network, investments in congestion pricing and high occupancy toll lanes may be the best strategies for maximizing accessibility.

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