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Title: Urban Traveler - Changes and Impacts: Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) Metric

Abstract

In response to the need to assess fundamental improvements in mobility as technology provides new modes, methods and opportunities in urban areas to connect people with goods, services and employment, a mobility-energy productivity (MEP) metric has been developed. The MEP metric fundamentally measures the potential of a multi-modal system to connect people to a variety of services and activities that define a high-quality of life. The MEP metric is measured relative to the cost, convenience and energy needed to provide connectivity. Fundamentally derived from accessibility theory, the MEP metric advances practice by using readily available travel time data (either from web-based APIs or outputs from an urban transportation model) combined with established parameters that reflect the cost, and energy intensity of various travel modes, along with relative frequency of activity engagement. The construction of the MEP metric allows for aggregation and disaggregation to the appropriate spatial, modal, and trip purpose resolution, as analysis needs dictate. The MEP metric could be used to compare alternative futures related to technology, infrastructure investment, or policy, providing a much needed tool for planners, researchers, and analysts.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1557085
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5400-73591
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2019 Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, 10-13 June 2019, Arlington, Virginia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; accessibility; mobility; Mobility Energy Productivity, efficiency; transportation systems; metrics

Citation Formats

Garikapati, Venu. Urban Traveler - Changes and Impacts: Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) Metric. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Garikapati, Venu. Urban Traveler - Changes and Impacts: Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) Metric. United States.
Garikapati, Venu. Wed . "Urban Traveler - Changes and Impacts: Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) Metric". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1557085.
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