Helmond aims to realize 10.000 new houses before 2040 in the area surrounding Central Station. Therefore, the city is exploring reducing parking space, using public space for green areas, and improving the sustainability of the traffic system.
Improve the use of the hub by testing various incentives.
Investigate underlying motives and bottlenecks for using shared mobility.
Testing new business models as proposed by one of the research partners in Helmond.
A questionnaire revealed that various communication efforts has led to 50% of the respondents aware of the SmartHubs existence. Also, 50% of the respondents indicated that they are interested in using shared mobility, even though they haven’t done so yet. Respondents in the survey indicated that they would like to see the cargo bike more available. Unfortunately, this SmartHub encountered severe vandalism to their cargo bikes as well as technical problems, resulting in the removal of the cargo bike.