PTV Group announced it has launched PTV Access – a new dashboard to visualize the accessibility and mobility potential of cities.
It is the first tool of a new product line of data-driven, SaaS tools for mobility analysis, management, and operation to be released in the near future as part of the company’s plans to deliver mobility insights to its customer base, according to its news release.
PTV Access gives insights into the quality of transport infrastructure. The dashboard is already available for the 50 largest German cities and will be gradually expanded to include cities worldwide, according to PTV.
PTV’s latest tool is powered by PTV Model2Go, a smart technology to automatize the building of standardized transport models.
To demonstrate the many possibilities of the dashboard, PTV experts prepared an accessibility score for the 50 largest cities in Germany.
The accessibility score indicates how well people can reach a set of common points of interest (POIs) by different modes of transport. An additional ranking shows which cities perform best in terms of walkability, biking, public transit, and driving.
In addition to discovering the city’s overall result, users can explore the modal accessibility of different areas of the city and compare different cities on the interactive map. Further mobility insights, such as the road network density and the proximity to public transport stops, are also available.
“Access to mobility, means access to society — to education, to jobs, to leisure. Thus, improving accessibility also means empowering people to move forward.”, says Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group. “Tools for data visualization like PTV Access are incredibly valuable here. They empower city stakeholders to shape sustainable and inclusive urban environments focused on the citizen’s needs.”
The dashboard of PTV Access is being further developed and expanded.