Mobility hubs keep cities moving

Mobility hubs are busy places where travellers arrive and depart by different modes of transport, such as bicycle, car, train, or plane. Mobility hubs help urban areas to be accessible and liveable, and enable people to switch transport mode to continue their journey.

Our mobility hub solutions:

  • offer urban solutions for accessibility, liveability, sustainability and mobility equality;

  • transform search traffic into destination traffic and allows for optimised kerbside management.

We define a Q-Park Mobility Hub (QMH) as a location:

  • where different transport modalities and services are offered to commuters, visitors and/or residents;

  • where people can interchange between car, public transport and/or shared mobility and micromobility options, including bicycle parking, shared micromobility services, rental car services;

  • equipped with EV charging points, and may include fast-charging services;

  • connected to a digital ecosystem, enabling ANPR, pre-booking, parking app options and/or season ticket options.

A QMH may also offer additional amenities such as urban logistic services, locker walls, retail and/or spaces for meetings and work.

By offering safe and secure parking at mobility hubs we encourage people to make all or part of their journey by sustainable transport. They can choose to continue their journey by means of public transport or ride a bicycle to their final destination.

Results

According to our QMH definition we have now over 170 QMHs in our portfolio.

Our proximity to alternative mobility options has increased considerably in 2023. This result is a combination of continuous improvement of proper registration in our back-office system as well as adding assets in our portfolio. We now have 225 operated parking facilities (2022: 220) registered at or near major public transport stations.

Chart 15 Parking facilities at or near transport stations


Micromobility

By moving car parking from on-street to off-street, cities free up public space for pedestrians and cyclists. Many cities and towns now also wish to move bicycle parking off the streets too. We include bicycle parking in our renovation and new build plans wherever feasible.

There are clear advantages to both municipalities and cyclists in moving bicycle parking off-street, including:

  • public space becomes available for pedestrians, markets and other street activities;

  • dry and secure bicycle parking for cyclists with optional lockers for helmets;

  • e-charging facilities for e-bicycles.

Results

We now have 81 operated parking facilities offering bicycle parking (2022: 67).

Chart 15 Parking facilities offering bicycle parking


We now have 58 parking facilities offering car sharing/rental schemes, compared to 30 in 2022, an increase of 93%.

Chart 16 Parking facilities offering car sharing/rental schemes