Project: Smart Mobility Hubs as Game Changers in Transport

Acronym SmartHubs (Reference Number: 99950070)
Duration 01/03/2021 - 29/02/2024
Project Topic The SmartHubs project examines mobility hubs, dedicated on-street locations where citizens can choose from different shared and sustainable mobility options. The main objective is to assess if a co-designed, user-centric development can enable mobility hubs to act as a game changer towards inclusive sustainable urban mobility and accessibility. SmartHubs will examine, develop and apply research methods and tools in SmartHubs Living Labs in Brussels, Rotterdam-the Hague metropolitan region, Munich, Vienna and Istanbul. SmartHubs will develop and apply novel participatory and impact assessment tools like (i) an open accessibility tool involving inputs from individual citizens to examine the local accessibility impacts of mobility hubs, (ii) an accessibility network analysis and resilience tool to examine the impacts of mobility hubs on transport network resilience, (iii) a multi-actor multi-criteria analysis method to involve individual citizens and (iv) tangible augmented reality technologies and gamification and user experience (UX) approaches to facilitate co-creation processes of mobility hub design. Finally, SmartHubs goes beyond the current state of the art conducting rigorous research on a broad range of mobility, accessibility, vulnerability, resilience and societal impacts of mobility hubs, including vulnerable to exclusion population segments such as low-income, digitally limited skilled, female citizens and refugees.
Network EN-UAC
Call 1st EN-AUC Joint Cofund Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Twente Coordinator Netherlands
2 HTM Personenvervoer Observer Netherlands
3 Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram NV (RET) Observer Netherlands
4 NS Stations Observer Netherlands
5 Municipality of The Hague Observer Netherlands
6 Municipality of Rotterdam Observer Netherlands
7 Metropolitan Region Rotterdam the Hague Observer Netherlands
8 CROW Observer Netherlands
9 University of Munster Partner Germany
10 Technical University of Munich Partner Germany
11 City of Munich Observer Germany
12 Munich Public Transport Association (Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH) Observer Germany
13 UPS Germany Observer Germany
14 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Institute for Transport Studies Partner Austria
15 TU Wien - Transport System Planning Partner Austria
16 TU Wien - Multidisciplinary Design and User Research Partner Austria
17 Aspern Mobility Lab Observer Austria
18 MO.Point Partner Austria
19 Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) GmbH/ITS Vienna Region Observer Austria
20 Federal Government of Lower Austria Observer Austria
21 Wien 3420 aspern Development AG Observer Austria
22 Stadt-Umland-Management Wien/NÖ Observer Austria
23 Mobility Lab Graz Observer Austria
24 Vrije Universiteit Brussel Partner Belgium
25 Taxistop Asbl Partner Belgium
26 Service public régional de Bruxelles Observer Belgium
27 Anderlecht Municipality Partner Belgium
28 University of Bologna Partner Italy
29 Lojika Field Labs (Lojika Bilgi Teknolojileri Ve Servisleri Ticaret AS) Partner Turkey
30 Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Observer Turkey