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MUGS Conference 2022

Tue, September 20, 2022  |  Past Events 

Danielle Gatland and Kent Lundberg presented at the NZ Modelling User Group conference in Ōtautahi Christchurch last week.

While modelling will still play an important role in planning and decision making in the future, we think that there is currently an over reliance on modelling and a lack of clarity about when to use models, how to communicate their results to practitioners, and helping decision makers to interpret their results.

  • We recommend using the transport planning approach of “decide and provide” instead of “predict and provide” which has implications for how models are used.
  • We think that access should be more broadly considered (and measured) to include walking and cycling trips, and ‘trips not made’ due to physical barriers, severance or transport inequity.
  • Access also includes very short trips that happen in walkable, dense environments as well as the growing use of digital connectivity that reduces the need to travel.

Here is the presentation: The Future of Transport Planning