What are Mobility Hubs?
Mobility hubs create space designed specifically to house public transport alongside, active and shared mobility modes whilst improving the public realm. The redesign and reallocation of space from the private car, is intended to enhance the experience of travellers as well as benefiting local residents and businesses. The concept is being applied to the streetscape in many European and North American cities.
Three key characteristics
1. Co-location of public and shared mobility modes
2. The redesign of space to reduce private car space and improve the surrounding public realm
3. A pillar or sign which identifies the space as mobility hub which is part of a wider network and ideally provides digital travel information
Mobility hubs have many benefits including providing a more convenient, comfortable and safer environment to access a range of sustainable modes. Mobility hubs help to raise the profile of shared mobility services to boost utilisation and viability. In addition, they support low car lifestyles and the reallocation of space from car parking to housing or public realm improvements.
CoMoUK has created an introductory guidance document to provide an overview of mobility hubs and to share best practice from partners. The 27 page document provides an outline of the potential component for mobility hubs in different contexts, case studies from across Europe and tips on implementation.
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Further resources from CoMoUK
CoMoUK can provide advice to local authorities, developers and other practitioners on the development of mobility hubs.
A set of accreditation standards for Mobility Hubs has been developed which organisations can apply for.
Find out more about quality standards and accreditation
CoMoUK runs a quarterly Forum group linking public and private sector organisations working on mobility hubs to share the experience.
Find out where mobility hubs are being developed
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