Smart Mobility Concepts

Guidelines for applying innovative mobility in the built environment in inner-city areas

For the period up to and including 2040, there is a major inner-city densification challenge for The Hague. A large part of this task will (have to) be realised in the Central Innovation District (CID), including the Binckhorst. The area lies in the heart of the city and the region and has a good connection to motorways. The construction of the Rotterdamsebaan will further improve car accessibility. According to current insights and plans, approximately 23,500 homes and 30,000 jobs will be realised within the CID area.

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What we do

In order to contribute to this task of densification and the ambition of the Municipality of The Hague to prepare the city for the future, we have been asked to look at the issue from our future mobility glasses.

Based on our experience and knowledge in the field of innovative mobility applications, we have drawn up five informative fact sheets describing what is required in terms of digital and physical infrastructure, data & systems and what consequences this will have in terms of the costs required for realization, operation, management and maintenance.  

In order to be able to densify, a mobility transition is necessary. Based on an initial qualitative analysis and model calculations, the expected growth in housing and jobs translates into a substantial growth in travel on the available network.

Why we do it

The mobility transition means creating a sustainable mobility system that also keeps the growing city accessible, livable and traffic safe. The mobility transition must make it possible to realise the desired (maximum) compaction task within the legal frameworks with regard to liveability and accessibility. Working towards a mobility system that meets the challenges of a growing city, without the need to realise large-scale infrastructural projects for car traffic. On the basis of the cooperation between central government and the Region in the pre-audit, the CID has defined the following three objectives:

  1. Enabling urbanisation, facilitating area development and strengthening the economic strength of the (inter)national top locations CID and Binckhorst.
  2. To contribute to the accessibility of the Southern Randstad conurbation by preventing, reducing and/or resolving NMCA bottlenecks in (regional) public transport and preventing additional burden on the main road network as a result of urbanisation by CID – Binckhorst. 
  3. Contributing to the realisation of regional ambitions concerning public transport and cycling.

In order to be able to realise the above objectives it is the ambition to design the area car-free while at the same time striving for a modal shift to slow traffic, public transport and (the introduction of) new forms of mobility. The latter comes under the heading of Smart Mobility.

Result

The informative fact sheets are aimed at municipal employees who come into contact with certain Smart Mobility concepts from, for example, policy development, project implementation and/or enforcement. The purpose of the fact sheets is to create awareness and insight with regard to the requirements and associated consequences of a number of Smart Mobility concepts at the moment the municipality is planning to realise them.

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Municipality of The Hague

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