About SmartHubs

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What?

The SmartHubs project examines mobility hubs, dedicated on-street locations where citizens can choose from different shared and sustainable mobility options.

Where?

SmartHubs will examine, develop and apply research methods and tools in Living Labs in Brussels, IstanbulMunichRotterdam-The Hague metropolitan region, and Vienna .

How?

The main objective is to assess if a co-designed, user-centric development can enable mobility hubs to act as a game changer towards inclusive sustainable urban mobility and accessibility.

  • Open data platform and open tools  available to organizations and institutions having different needs and functioning at various spatial, cultural, policy, and technological frameworks.

  • Policy making for mobility hubs through the international cooperation of its associate partners that have experience and are willing to exchange knowledge on policy development. 

  • New policies on mobility hubs and improve existing ones, allowing government authorities and public transport operators to adopt new guidelines tailored to their needs.

  • Platform for associate partners from all over Europe to join forces which will further contribute to efforts aiming to explore the potential of SmartHubs.

Why?

Goals

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Provide a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of existing and planned mobility hubs across Europe.

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Develop and apply innovative participatory tools that facilitate a co-design, user-centric development of mobility hubs involving users, governments and businesses to increase the attractiveness and adoption of shared and sustainable mobility modes.

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Examine if mobility hubs are a game changer regarding the mobility and logistics choices of citizens and promote inclusive sustainable urban mobility.

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Examine the impacts of mobility hubs on accessibility, vulnerability and resilience of transport networks with multiple modes and mobility services.

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Develop guidelines for the successful implementation and integration of mobility hubs in existing mobility policies (in particular Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans). The five SmartHubs research sub-objectives are linked to all UAC challenges.