Mobility hubs connect. Connecting the people in the neighborhood and connection between different transport flows. On the route from A to B, hubs are the place to recharge. A place where travel time becomes your own time again.
It is a central place where travelers can transfer to different types of (shared) mobility, but where other services can also be added to further relieve people. Think of a shopping service, library, parcel point, dry cleaner, charging points and the like.
In addition to the availability of mobility, this new form also requires a great deal of organization. It is precisely by merging all the above services that a seamless journey is created for travelers.
Travelers find it especially important that their connection is predictable and available. Who offers the service is much less important to travelers. A party is therefore needed that, as a director, coordinates the best mobility mix and availability of shared cars, charging points and parking spaces and other shared mobility. In addition, there are specific needs for part of the target group. Think, for example, of child seats in shared cars or on bicycles, a bicycle rack for the car or a navigation device. It should be possible to book these extra services just as easily as ordering a shared car.
The city is a dynamic whole. Of course, a certain degree of predictability can be calculated for an optimal presence of partial mobility. However, an event, protest or strike can mean that the demand for mobility at the hub suddenly changes drastically. It is then important to be able to respond flexibly to this by, for example, dividing the offer of shared mobility differently across the city and, last but not least, by properly informing the traveler about this.
Mobility hubs are complex concepts where no one party can offer all services. As the director of Smart Cities, we connect market parties, so that each party can offer its own services, while we physically and digitally ensure the coherence and integration of these services.
Together we determine what the ideal mobility hub will look like. We then draw up a concrete roadmap with our partners on how we will achieve this. Together with the partners, we develop tailor-made services for the future mobility hub. By starting small, but with a clear roadmap to the future, the hub becomes scalable and offers the most value for travelers so that using a mobility hub becomes a matter of course.