• Mobihubs: supporting multimodal mobility
    Joachim Landtmeters, student Master of Engineering: Logistics and Traffic at KU Leuven, wrote an interesting paper about creating a local network through shared mobility. In his research, Joachim focuses on the implementation of shared mobility in cities and municipalities, more specifically via mobihubs. He analyzed the situation of the city of Leuven. The paper shows …

What is a Mobihub?

A Mobihub (mobipunt in Dutch) is a transport hub on neighbourhood level, where different sustainable and shared transport modes are linked with each other. A mobihub can have multiple functions but some are essential. To install a mobihub for example, it is necessary to have at least some car sharing parkingspots and a bicycle storage. Furthermore the hub should be near a public transport stop and easily accessible for everyone. So it’s important to take into account mobility issues such as wheelchair friendliness and the safety aspects (for instance making sure it’s neat and well lit). It is designed to enable and promote multimodal transport on a local level and can be tailored for different neighbourhoods.