The SmartHubs project explores mobility hubs, concrete locations on the street where citizens can choose from different shared and sustainable mobility options.

The main objective is to assess whether a collaboratively designed and user-centred mobility hub development can be a companion to sustainable urban mobility with improved accessibility.

SmartHubs will investigate, develop and apply research methods and tools in four SmartHubs Living Labs in Belgium (Brussels), the Netherlands (Rotterdam-Den Haag), Germany (Munich) and Austria (Vienna and aspern Seestadt). SmartHubs will develop and apply novel participatory impact assessment tools, such as. (i) a tool where contributions from individual citizens can be used to investigate local accessibility impacts of mobility hubs, (ii) a tool for network related analysis of infrastructure to investigate impacts on transport network resilience, (iii) a multi-actor multi-criteria analysis method to engage individual citizens, and (iv) tangible augmented reality technologies as well as gamification elements and user experiences to facilitate co-creation processes in the design of mobility hubs.

Finally, the SmartHubs project will conduct deeper research on a broad range of mobility, accessibility, vulnerability, resilience and the societal impacts of mobility hubs (including environmental, equity, gender and special mobility needs impacts) that go beyond the current state of the art.


Other participating institutions:

  • Universität für Bodenkultur Wien / Institut für Verkehrswesen
  • Mo.Point Mobilitätsservices GmbH
  • Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG
  • Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG
  • ITS Vienna Region
  • SUM Stadt Umland Management Wien / Niederösterreich

International partners:

  • Universiteit Twente (UT)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Technical University of Munich
  • University of Münster
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
  • Taxistop ABSL
  • Lojika Field Labs
  • Gemeente Anderlecht


Funding body

Project title: Smart Mobility Hubs as Game Changers in Transport
Project number: 884274
Programme line: Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe
Call: Joint Call 2018/19