Smart mobility requires – amongst many other factors – a dense network of ‘mobility hubs’, where people can easily switch between transportation modes. But to make these hubs attractive enough to generate a real impact on the current mobility, environmental and spatial challenges, they will have to be much more than that. How do we design hubs in line with needs of both users and neighbours? And what opportunities do hubs bring for businesses? Fasten your seatbelts, as Living Tomorrow tackles the challenges and solutions.
Smart Mobility starts from the idea that you can travel smoothly from your doorstep to your destination, by using just the right means tailored to your journey and your travel preferences. The backbone of such a system are mobility hubs or ‘nodes’, where you can switch from train to tram or bus, taxi, a shared car, bike, scooter or step. But they may also offer flexible workplaces, fitness and food amenities, e-commerce collections points... So what does this mean for hubs’ design, layout and roll-out?