MODULAR MOBILITY HUBS FOR SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODALITY
O2MOVE is a concept of urban mobility hubs that combine physical infrastructure, technological
innovation, and multimodality. It is important to build not just one hub but a network of them.
The O2MOVE hubs have a modern and fluid architectural language defined by a sustainable construction system, which is structured according to principles of modularity, and prefabrication upon the basic principles of circular economy.
A different concept of mobility
The vision of O2MOVE hubs is to improve the accessibility and comfort of passengers by fostering multimodality between conventional public transport, dial-a-ride services and active transport modes like shared bicycles or electric scooters. It is important to build not just one hub but a network of them to increase the number of mobility options for the passengers.
The hub incorporates the required information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure that allows passengers to request and ride different transport modes within the physical premises of the hub. The O2MOVE network of hubs also aims to foster community engagement by inviting citizens to participate on co-creation processes like tactical urbanism, which are foreseen in the project to deploy short-terms, low-cost, scalable interventions to drive long-term change.
The O2MOVE network of hubs is also accessible for older people and those with mobility impairments who may
struggle walking long distances or accessing public transport modes.
A physical network that connects several transport modes, including relevant Services that respond to people’s and environment’s needs.
Hubs feature solar panels as their own energy supply, which aligns with the goal of reducing carbon
emissions and promoting renewable energy sources.
The digital infraestructure on the hub provides real-time and scheduled transport information to passengers, based on the data provided by transport operators.
INTERACTIVE PANELS & E-PAPER DISPLAYS
Hubs provide digital infrastructures to display Information in real-time.
Passengers can use lockers, toilets, ATMs or even vending machines for a better experience at the hub
DOCKING STATIONS FOR SHARED BIKES
It is possible to dock bikes or e-scooters to promote a combination of transport modes
Hubs feature solar panels and use biotech materials for carbon capture for a sustainable infrastructure
The project integrates the agenda
The O2MOVE is a result of a Portuguese RD&I consortium — in ongoing
development — funded by the European Union’s recovery and resilience
plan after the COVID-19 pandemic that aims to devise innovative
products and services to improve sustainable mobility in urban and
semi-urban areas, and to reduce the carbon footprint.