Today we have more ways to get around our cities than ever before—from bikesharing to scooters, carshare to ridehailing. But the many benefits of this expanding menu of options can only be realized if they are integrated into a coherent network of efficient transportation options that lets people get where they need to go using whatever mode makes the most sense for them on a particular trip. Enter the mobility hub—a place where people can seamlessly connect with multiple modes of transportation in a safe, comfortable, and accessible environment. Pioneered in Germany and found today throughout Europe, mobility hubs provide physical integration among modes by co-locating carsharing, bikesharing, and other shared-mobility services close to public transit stops and large residential developments. With their physical presence and clear, prominent branding, these spaces offer visibility to and connection between public transit and shared mobility services that in turn support multimodal living and reduced dependence on personal cars and solo driving.
Updated June 2019