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Smart shared green mobility hubs

Smart shared green mobility hubs

eHUBS bring together a range of electric mobility solutions. They provide users with a wide variety of options for sustainable travel within cities.

Project leader

Dr Dilum Dissanayake

Dates

2019-2022

Partners

City of Amsterdam

Polis Network

Taxistop asbl

Autodelen.net

Bayern Innovativ GmbH

Cargoroo

URBEE

City of Nijmegen

 

City of Arnhem (subpartner)

Transport for Greater Manchester

City of Leuven

TU Delft

City of Dreux

City of Kempten (Allgäu)

TPR - University of Antwerp

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (subpartner)

Description

e-Mobility hubs (eHUBS) are on-street locations that bring together shared e-bikes, e-cargobikes (for transporting goods or people), e-scooters, and e-cars, providing novel shared mobility solutions tailored towards different situations and target groups. However, eHUBS are not merely a mobility solution. That is, they can also serve a variety of additional functions such as delivery pick-up points, secure storage for personal items or vehicles (e.g., scooters or bicycles), EV charging points, amenities (e.g., coffee shop), and work or social space (see illustration below).

 

 

In total, the eHUBS project consists of 15 partners and six pilot cities, across five European countries. Newcastle University is contributing to the Transport Modelling and Travel Behaviour Analysis work package. We focus on:

  • helping to determine the best eHUB locations
  • identifying target groups likely to use eHUBS
  • identifying barriers to the use of eHUBS
  • quantifying the potential emission savings

Savings are due to:

  • direct shifts from private transport to eHUBS
  • indirect shifts from private to public transport as facilitated by the use of eHUBS

Find out more about the eHUBS project, our research and project activities