Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) Metrics

Conventional Level of Service (LOS) calculation methods neglect multiple travel methods, and only address one type of user:

Vehicle Drivers.

New methods for multimodal inclusion have been developed,
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Our MMLOS Toolkit helps clients cut through confusion.

The MMLOS Toolkit is inclusive of all modes of travel – not simply vehicular travel.

It helps clients better weigh the impacts & benefits to various modes.

The Toolkit also provides qualitative measures to address client goals, as well as issues ignored in traditional vehicle LOS analysis.

Multimodal LOS Methods Identified Through Research & Testing

Cities Already Successfully Used MMLOS Methodology

Applications of MMLOS

Highway Capacity Manual 2010

Highway Capacity Manual 2010 utilized the Complete Streets MMLOS methodology.  It was applied by variety of agencies and consultants, most widely known and most widely critiqued.

San Diego & Los Angeles

The Complete Streets MMLOS methodology was used in both San Diego and Los Angeles.

City of Los Angeles

The Layered Network MMLOS methodology was used for the City of Los Angeles.

Burien, Washington

The Built Environment Factor MMLOS methodology was used in Burien, Washington.

San Diego, California

The Level of Traffic Stress MMLOS methodology was used in San Diego, California.