N3 Mobility Hubs

The Wantijbrug was unexpectedly in need of major maintenance. As an important connector between the A15 and A16, a lot of traffic nuisance was expected in the area. To alleviate the problem, five mobility hubs were placed at strategic locations.

The Wantijbrug was unexpectedly in need of major maintenance. As an important connector between the A15 and A16, a lot of traffic nuisance was expected in the area. De Verkeersonderneming therefore placed the following question: “At (temporary) P&Rs made available by road authorities (municipality, province or RWS) set up a facility where (electric) shared cars, electric shared bicycles and possibly other innovative vehicles with a permit on the public highway will be made available during the closure of the bridge”. 

In a very short period of time (5 weeks) five hubs were realized by Future Mobility Network. Hubs were placed at strategic locations, enabling the use of existing public transport to be strengthened, facilitating transfer moments (first and last mile) and offering an alternative to traditional mobility such as the car.

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What we do

Future Mobility Network takes care of programme management for setting up the hubs, is the point of contact for the client and contract partner for the vehicle suppliers. We have made agreements with various vehicle suppliers to jointly offer various innovative transport concepts.

The focus of the hubs is on offering various (electric) vehicles, so that the need to travel by car decreases. Users are introduced to new forms of mobility to alleviate the transport problem and hopefully inspire a change in behaviour.

The vehicles can be used via the vehicle providers’ own apps, the development of an umbrella app is not desirable for a short term implementation.

By implementing hubs without an intermediary party, costs can be kept lower and can be controlled more based on the form (vehicles and parking facilities) and degree (numbers) of implementation. This approach enables us to offer a sustainable solution to long-term problems in the short term.

 

 

Why we do it

The hubs will be used to complement the existing public transport network, to provide finely meshed transport in order to make public transport more attractive as a door-to-door transport option. At present, the car is still seen as the most commonly used modality, with door-to-door comfort as the main reason. Abundant car use causes many (expensive) traffic jams, resulting in problems such as congestion, emissions and irritation in traffic. By offering electric and regular bicycles we offer a sustainable alternative.

Partly as a result of the (expected) growth of cities and the increase in major maintenance work on, for example, traffic intersections and bridges, more and more bottlenecks and congestion are arising in the various transport networks. Within the traffic network, the control space is simply exhausted. This calls for innovative alternatives so that comfortable travel is and remains possible for everyone. Because these alternatives are sustainable, they contribute directly to an increased quality of the living environment.

 

Result

Mobility hubs have been placed at five strategic locations around the Wantijbrug and at public transport hubs and P+R locations. At these hubs a combination of ordinary bicycles and electric bicycles are offered.

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