Mobility in Amsterdam is in transition. The number of people in the city is growing, vehicles and technologies are rapidly changing, and the city is implementing progressive policies to create more space for nature, health, and activity. The new mobility system will be flexible, self-driving, and digitally integrated. And shared mobility will become an extension of the current public transport system. A new anchor point in our future journey will be the mobility hub, a place where these different modes of transportation come together. The mobility hub should bring structure in a scattered landscape, and create more space for life on the streets.
The city embraced hubs as part of the future, but realising them comes with many questions. Which types of hubs are there, and what should they look like? Who will develop and manage them? And what should be the role of the municipality and the market?
Together with a multidisciplinary team, we embarked on a journey for answers. First, we defined ambitions for the future system of hubs and hypotheses for its roll-out. Together with mobility companies, public transport providers, project developers, regional governments, and scientists, we explored ideas, principles, and strategies for mobility hubs in Amsterdam.
There will not be one straight future for hubs in Amsterdam. Instead, different transition paths will be applicable to different types of hubs and different parts of the city. The city is willing to take a leadership role in the transition and will work with partners to achieve the new vision. The coming years will focus on experimentation with different models and the realisation of the first hubs, which will set examples for the many to come.