Mobility and Service Hubactive 1 week, 1 day ago
Need to reduce CO2 emissions and save resources by increasing efficiency, integrating different transport modes and accelerating digitalisation in municipalities. More specifically:
• to reduce the traffic load on the main street of the municipality.
• low usage of local public transport
• lack of parking spaces for light traffic in the centre
• mobility services are fragmented, located in different areas of municipality, thus inconvenient to access for users
This can only be done by prioritizing public transport and light traffic and connecting different economical modes of movement and services.
NB! Different municipalities have different situations, so needs will differ as well
To reduce CO2 emissions in municipal transport sector, by developing active mobility and service hubs of municipalities that use green and intelligent mobility solutions. Also, it will:
• promote positive physical and mental health more liveable communities.
• offer significant economic opportunities, not only through alleviating burdensome health costs but through stimulating local economies around the hubs.
Expected results (incl. pilots)
– example of proposed pilot in Viimsi – to establish a mobility and service hub for various road users in the area of Haabneeme borough, more specifically in the area of Randvere road and Ravi road – as a hub for various public transport routes. Hub will include:
• Infrastructure elements – public transport stops and waiting areas, parking lots for cars and scooters, charging points for electric cars, bicycle and pedestrian paths, waiting areas, postal and parcel services, information kiosks, etc.
• mobility and service hub harmonised with the Park and Ride system in Hundi Street area, through various services.
• digital solutions – web-portal consolidating information about all services provided via hub, incl. real-time information on public transport schedules, bicycle rent, parcel delivery, public transport ticketing, Park and Ride use conditions, etc.
• (if applicable) – other smart applications, electronic payment systems and other technological innovations that make the centre efficient and user-friendly.
Key horizontal principle for all pilots – Environmental sustainability. Attention is paid to environmentally friendly options, priority is given to the development of green transport and green infrastructure in order to reduce the carbon footprint.
• Definition of objectives and usage needs – the bub’s priority development directions are identified, the needs of the inhabitants of the region for different modes of movement and their combination possibilities are investigated and specified. It will be clarified how the hub can respond to the specific needs of the community in terms of mobility services.
• Involvement of co-operation partners – various stakeholders are involved, including local authorities, transport companies, service providers and community members. It is important to cooperate with developers to ensure the sustainable performance of the area. Possibility of Public-Private-Partnership will be considered.
• Data gathering and analysis – data is collected on mobility patterns, traffic flows and other related factors.
• Planning and construction project design for the centre/hub – dased on the knowledge obtained from the analyses, the project solution of the hub is designed and developed, taking into account infrastructure elements such as public transport stops and waiting areas, parking lots for cars and scooters, charging points for electric cars, bicycle and pedestrian paths, waiting areas, postal and parcel services, information kiosks, etc.
• Development of technological applications – Digital solutions for the operation of the entire service are created and developed, such as smart applications, electronic payment systems and other technological innovations that make the hub efficient and user-friendly.
• User Outreach and Training – conducting training and campaigns to increase community awareness and opportunities.
Other expected partners
Municipalities – both cities and other municipalities with urban centre areas who would like to concentrate mobility solutions/ services in similar centres/hubs
Companies – public and private transport companies providing the public transport services and who would be involved in creation of mobility centres/hubs