Second eHUBS Newsletter | 8 April 2020
Welcome to the second eHUBS Newsletter
Dear readers,

Welcome to the second issue of our eHUBS newsletter! 

The eHUBS project entered its second year of life and we can look back on one year of eHUBS that has seen a lot of activities and milestones achieved. In this newsletter, you will find the latest news from our project and read about one of the six eHUBS pilot cities and regions: Arnhem-Nijmegen.

eHUBS pilot cities are getting prepared to deploy the first eHUBS. At the same, t echnical project partners are supporting them in many of the activities that are crucial for a successful implementation of their pilot, such as: transport modelling for the selection of right location for eHUBS; the identification of positive business cases for eHUBS; behavioural change studies to design effective nudging campaigns towards end-users; the creation of digital interfaces to be incorporated at eHUBS pillars. The project has also been active on the networking and dissemination front, being presented at several local, national and European events and conferences on sustainable urban mobility.

As we all know, we are currently living exceptional times, and the COVID-19 pandemic is obviously having an impact on many of the project activities. eHUBS partners are currently evaluating risks and opportunities for eHUBS caused by this emergency, as well as designing strategies to limit disruption, especially regarding the deployment and future uptake of eHUBS. The initial plans of implementing eHUBS starting from this spring are therefore being reconsidered in light of the social distancing measures implemented by most countries. Furthermore, project partners are closely monitoring reports and analyses that study the possible future impacts of COVID-19 on shared mobility patterns from a travel behaviour perspective. The project as a whole is proactively preparing in order to promptly and effectively respond to the changed circumstances in the best possible way.

We wish you a pleasant reading!
eHUBS published a report of its workshop on public-private cooperation
The University of Antwerp gathered the conclusions of the workshop with shared and electric mobility providers in a fully-fledged report identifying 5 prototypes of business models for eHUBS.

The state-of-the-art of shared and electric mobility: the eHUBS project's findings
Academic partners TU Delft and Newcastle University report findings of their studies about the current use and the barriers to the uptake of new electric and shared mobility modes.

Ten recommendations to stimulate the uptake of shared electric mobility hubs
eHUBS project partner Amsterdam University of Applied Science (AUAS) produced recommendations based on behaviour change principles to support cities to stimulate eHUBS uptake.

eHUBS: an intrinsic part of the future of mobility
eHUBS featured at CoSMoS (Conference on Smart Mobility Services) on 10 March in Ingolstadt (Germany). A central theme of the discussion was the role of mobility hubs in future urban mobility scenarios.

First Flemish Network day on eHUBS and Shared Mobility held in Leuven
On 11 March 2020, project partner organised the first Flemish Network Day on eHUBS and Shared Mobility. The main goal was to activate other cities to replicate the eHUBS experience throughout Europe.

eHUBS at the Polis Conference 2019 and at Interreg NWE Making an impact! event
Some takeaways from the project's presence at the Polis Conference 2019 and at the Interreg NWE Making an Impact! event

City in the spotlight:
Arnhem-Nijmegen City-Region
Arnhem and Nijmegen are preparing to deploy their first shared and electric mobility hubs, as of April 2020. Take a look at their plans and at their local promotion campaign. Read more
Upcoming events
Mobility Hub Planning Academy Webinar
22 April 2020
eHUBS International Academy
Bergen, Norway
14-16 October 2020

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