Neighborhood Mobility Hub
AUSTIN , TX
The Austin team implemented SmartHub, a neighborhood-focused multimodal mobility hub to address a transit desert and location-based transit access issues.
Because of existing transit deserts and an increasingly competitive housing market, Austin residents face a challenge of connectivity. In order to afford the cost of living, more and more residents are forced to move away from downtown Austin and, therefore, move away from accessible transportation options or into transit deserts. In the Georgian Acres neighborhood specifically, residents face commute times 67% longer than the city average.
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SmartHub aims to mitigate long commute times by adding a new option to a former transit desert, and provides a sustainable, scalable, and transferable approach that can help to solve the first-mile, last mile problem. With SmartHub, residents will have access to several models of transportation in one location, such as (e-)bikes, e-scooters, ride hailing, electric vehicle charging stations, and public transit.