Starting and running successful hubs

Mobility hub accreditation

Mobility hubs are a new feature for the UK.

We believe it is important they are implemented well and that we learn from the excellent examples overseas.

Mobility hubs should deliver integrated, quality services and consider the needs of those who live nearby as well as those who travel through them.

CoMoUK has worked with stakeholders to create the UK's only accreditation standard for designing and assessing mobility hubs.

The accreditation is built up on six success factors.

Concept image of a mobility hub

Six Success Factors

Mobility hub illustration of a bus, electric car club vehicle and a shared bike
Choice of sustainable modes
Including public and shared modes as well as consideration of pedestrians
Mobility hub illustration of two people looking at information board
Visibility and accessibility
Hubs need to be part of the clearly identifiable network with services which are easily accessible by all
Mobility hub illustration of bus stop by shared bikes docking station
Ease of switching between modes
Both in terms of physically and digitally linking the use of the different modes
Mobility hub illustration of uniformed member of staff by marked crossing and solar powered light
The design and facilities should ensure traveller safety is a key factor
Mobility hub illustration of coffee vendor and parcel locker
Practical facilities
Good design will consider what non-transport practical additions can be included
Mobility hub illustration of benches and decorative elements
Visual, social and community appeal
Enhance the area visually, and provide a contribution to the social and community fabric

Guidance for local authorities

CoMoUK have developed several documents to aid local authorities in the commissioning of mobility hubs.

Guidance for planners and developers

CoMoUK have developed several documents to aid planners and developers in the creation of mobility hubs.

Guidance for designers

We continually get asked what a mobility hub might look like and what would it cost? What is in it and why shared mobility?

Following a thorough design process we now have a document that addresses that question for five mobility hub types.

The document describes the design and delivery process that can be used by built-environment professionals to further their understanding of what a mobility hub is, how it is designed, what it may cost and the elements that make up a mobility hub.

The design process - mobility hubs realised
The design process - mobility hubs realised

Rail and shared transport integration

CoMoUK has produced a report exploring the opportunities in Scotland for better integration of rail and shared transport.

The report calls for the reimagining of Scotland’s railway stations as rail mobility hubs, and makes a number of recommendations to achieve this transformation.

Rail and shared transport integration

Considerations for mobility hub branding and signage

An important element of a successful mobility hub is ensuing it has strong branding and informative signage. This is especially true for networks of hubs which need a common identifier. This document looks at the purpose of the signage and provides examples of how branding and signage have been tackled across the UK and overseas. The guide will be updated as new examples emerge.

Considerations for mobility hub branding and signage

Case studies

CoMoUK have developed several documents to aid local authorities in the set-up of mobility hubs.


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