Shared mobility hubs
Shared mobility has found its way into the urban landscape over the last decade. Studies increasingly point to mobility hubs as a means of providing shared mobility options, usually run by actors within the mobility sector. However, shared mobility hubs have not been extensively studied from an urban development perspective.
This research examines the integration of shared mobility hubs into urban developments, and assesses how developers can manage this integration in both the development and functional phases, with a focus on so-called neighbourhood hubs.
The desk research was followed by three case studies. Each involved plans for mobility hubs in different contexts. The semi-structured interviews explored the experiences of stakeholders in collaborating and guiding the integration of shared mobility hubs into urban development.
For example, the city of Rotterdam, where one of the case studies was based, would like to see a citywide network of hubs. There would be some common services and other offerings depending on the location and size of the hub.
Municipalities and developers have different perspectives and different objectives for mobility hubs, which are clearly reflected in the level of initiative taken by each. Possible explanations for these differences could be related to the municipality’s level of experience with mobility hubs, differences in the political approach to mobility, housing demand, the existing infrastructure and public transport, and the size of the development.