Multi-modal mobility to the next level

Multi-modal mobility is mobility combining different means of transportation, e.g. public transit and biking. By combining public transit and biking, people can benefit from the best of both worlds. Public transit can be used to cover long distances while biking is a good alternative for the first- and last mile. By combining the two means, the (intermodal) mobility network becomes more efficient because the reach of public transit stops increases if people use biking to travel to and from stops. As the stops’ reach increases, public transit can become faster and more direct, improving the quality and leading to an increase in the use of public transit. This also has benefits for society, since good multi-modal mobility can reduce car use. Even multi-modal mobility involving a combination of car use and biking has opportunities. People could use their car up to city limits and use a bike for the last-mile into the city. This will eventually reduce congestion and improve access to jobs, education, services and leisure activities.

Although combining public transit and biking offers a range of possibilities, facilitating multi-modal mobility is a difficult challenge because there are different stakeholders involved dealing with different responsibilities and policies. Even within the same province or municipality, different departments are involved (biking, public transit). Mobycon has been asked to face this challenge and reduce fragmentation in two Dutch regions (Groningen-Drenthe and the DAV-region in the province of South-Holland).

We have addressed this challenge by bringing different stakeholders together, breaking down barriers between stakeholders and departments while also introducing our expertise. Together with all stakeholders we created a joint vision on the future of multi-modal mobility. We elaborated this vision into specific measures and responsibilities for the stakeholders involved. Mutual interests and involvement in the creation of the vision and measures was key to bringing the different stakeholders together. The different measures have been summarized in the next infographic:

The result of the process is a vision on multi-modal mobility and specific measures to accomplish this vision and provide a pleasant door-to-door journey, all shared by the different stakeholders, making the two regions pioneers in the field of multi-modal mobility. 

If you want to know more about this project, contact Robin Kleine


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