Mobility hubs are becoming a key part of transport strategy across the UK. As a new concept there are many questions about how they are practically developed.
CoMoUK, a charity promoting the public benefits of shared transport, have shared two newly published guidance documents to guide partners through the process of developing a mobility hub.
Delivery models for mobility hubs
This guidance outlines options for funding, procuring and managing hubs, with worked examples. The work has been developed in consultation with CoMoUK stakeholders, including through quarterly mobility hub forum, in conjunction with consultants WSP. It encompasses sections on:
- The leadership of hubs and collaboration between partners
- Funding sources and management of risks to make hubs financially
- Different approaches to specification and procurement
- Four indicative delivery models covering a variety of operational conditions
- Early examples of UK hubs
The documents builds upon CoMoUK’s Introductory guide to mobility hubs and the Mobility hubs accreditation: quality setting standards document.
Mobility hub toolkit
This guidance looks at the key steps involved in creating a mobility hub, from start to finish. It also contains various examples of good practice in mobility hub development both in Britain and in mainland Europe. The toolkit covers:
- The essential features of a mobility hub
- Feasibility and viability, including design and site selection
- Business models, and funding and income approaches
- Community engagement and consultation with stakeholders