eHUBS conference: Building hubs for sustainable and liveable cities
eHUBS are starting to play an important part in the development of sustainable and liveable cities. As the shift to more sustainable transport becomes increasingly urgent, we must develop services which provide a real last-mile alternatives to the private passenger car. This is where eHUBS come in. An eHUB is an on-street location where electric shared mobility services, from escooters, to ebikes and cargo bikes can be found and used. These mobility hubs have the potential to significantly change the future of urban mobility, creating accessible, affordable and centralised shared mobility services. In this conference, we share experiences and exchange ideas about the current use and future of eHUBS.
The conference will explore the role of eHUBS, the lessons learned from cities pioneering them and opportunities for the future found by universities. Across two days, we hear from local authorities, universities, and mobility experts, sharing knowledge and inspiring their peers.
Several European cities are already experimenting with eHUBS, piloting the concept to create cleaner, sustainable and livable cities. This eHUBS conference is a result from the eHUBS project, which is funded by the Interreg NWE Programme, with six partner cities from five countries implementing the shared mobility concept, paving the way for others to do the same.
What can you expect?
For two days we will provide you with an interesting programme taking place in Amsterdam’s historic Pakhuis de Zwijger building.
Each day will begin and end with a plenary session, with several smaller breakout sessions in between. These will be unique opportunities for active engagement with those leading the eHUBS project, learning more about how the project results can be scaled and transferred to cities and regions of all shapes and sizes.
An information market will also be taking place during the entire day where you can retrieve information on interesting mobility initiatives.
Day 2 will start with a plenary session and will be followed by several rounds of workshops. Throughout the conference there will be plenty of networking opportunities where attendees meet experts, policymakers and transport stakeholders from across Europe. More details regarding the individual sessions and the program will follow soon.
POLIS Secretariat participation!
POLIS Secretary General Karen Vancluysen will also be present at the conference, moderating the cities' sessions on the break-out sessions, and acting as a panelist for the two panel sessions on day 1!
“Mobility in our cities needs to become more multimodal and shared. Mobility hubs will play a crucial role in making this a seamless reality. Many of our members have been piloting this concept in the eHubs project and we hope to see it rolled out in many more cities in the future!" - Karen Vancluysen
Check our draft program and register here