Shared and Digital Mobility Hubs - improving urban multi-modal accessibility

Shared and Digital Mobility Hubs (acronym: ShareDiMobiHub) aims to improve urban multi-modal accessibility by increasing the introduction and uptake of shared mobility hubs. Such mobility hubs bring together shared transport with public transport and active travel. The project activities are expected to result in a modal shift and changed behaviour towards shared mobility hubs as a modal shift from the own car to shared mobility is needed to cope with increased transport demand due to urbanisation. To speed up the transition, we need to implement an integral approach entailing a.o. measures to provide space for shared mobility, nudging and communication, restrictions for private cars, integration with public transport and with Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

An integral approach will be used to implement advanced measures: 

  • Plans to increase shared mobility hubs in Amsterdam (NL) and surrounding cities in the metropolitan area (through the Transport Authority Amsterdam). 
  • Digitalisation plans to integrate shared mobility with MaaS in Amsterdam and surrounding cities, Leuven (BE) and the Province of Utrecht (NL). 

Besides, some regions first need to implement shared mobility pilots before upscaling can take place: 

  • In Vestfold and Telemark Region (VTFK) to integrate shared mobility with public transport. 
  • In Rotterdam and Leuven aimed at testing how to best engage specific target groups.
  • In Leuven to test shared mobility with a mixed user-group.

Based on the learnings from the pilots and the experiences of those partners that are implementing upscaling action plans, Rotterdam and the Province of Utrecht as well as follower partner, i.e. the Capital Region of Denmark (DK), will each draft and adopt an upscaling strategy to roll-out shared mobility hubs. Leuven and VTFK will implement upscaling action plans including digitalisation and MaaS-integration. In this respect, the transnational cooperation is key: the more experienced partners from the Netherlands and Belgium will show the way to other partners. The partnership will also support 40 stakeholders to ensure a wider roll-out. Finally, citizens, commuters and visitors will benefit from the increased shared mobility offer. They will experience easier access to several modes of transport, using a MaaS-app.

Interreg North Sea Region
Faculty of Design, Media and Information Faculty of Life Sciences