INMAP™

Effects of land use plans on transportation demand and modes

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How it works?

At its core, INMAP is a stand-alone module that processes the traditional input data used by the transportation model to contain the expected land-use changes derived from planned infrastructure investments and/or land use changes. The model accomplishes this through combining accessibility measurements that reflect the transportation infrastructure and current commercial land use, with the strategic land use plan to include the expected land use of the future.

INMAP™ -Effects of land use plans and land use scenarios on transportation demand and modes

INMAP offers a unique possibility of estimating effects of different land use scenarios on transportation and traffic, as well as integration of land use and transportation modelling.

On behalf of the Norwegian Roads Authorities and the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernization, Ramboll has developed the tool for estimating the mutual effects of land use plans, infrastructure and transportation.

The model has currently been used to estimate the change in vehicle kilometers travelled in personal cars in the city of Bergen and the city region of Stavanger when introducing new land use strategies and plans based on:

  • Transit oriented development
  • Compact city development

The results show that land use regulation and proper planning is highly effective in managing future car/mode usage within a city or region.

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The method is based on LUTI (Land Use and Transportation Interaction) - methodology to estimate the access to commercial areas/workplaces, retail, and public services with different modes of transportation.

INMAP stands out from other LUTI-models by not being a transportation model by itself. Rather it is a stand-alone module than enables a seamless integration of land use effects and regulations into any “traditional” transportation model.

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Oslo, Norway: Growth potential according to land use plans and job accessibility with different modes of transportation: Rail and metro (left), and rail and metro integrated with E-bike (right).

INMAP offers a unique possibility of estimating effects of different land use scenarios on transportation and traffic, as well as integration of land use and transportation modelling.