We are slowly but surely approaching the end of 2023 – the perfect time to look back at the latest initiatives within the MOVE21 project:
In the west of Hamburg, buses are now also doubling as delivery vehicles! The ‘Rissen bringt’s’ project, a collaboration between the Altona district authority, the public transport company Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) and other partners, has set up a new kind of delivery service in Rissen. Residents can now conveniently have locally purchased goods delivered to the nearest bus stop along the 388 bus route.
This service aims to explore the dual purpose of transporting both people and goods on bus routes. In doing so, it aims to optimise the use of resources, improve environmental sustainability by reducing climate and traffic pollution, promote social engagement and inclusion, and facilitate stronger connections between local stakeholders.
With the pilot phase about to come to an end (23/12), the project is ready to launch its evaluation process. This evaluation aims to gather lessons learned, measure performance and analyse the results achieved during the first operational phase. At the same time, the development of the second phase for 2024 is being planned, which will be determined after an assessment within the project team involving key partners and stakeholders.
Oslo has opened its first mobility hub in Groruddalen, marking the start of a network of hubs designed to create sustainable transport options for the city’s residents. The move aims to reduce dependence on private cars while promoting environmentally friendly modes of transport.
The hub will transform an existing park-and-ride facility into a dynamic mobility centre offering convenient access to a range of transport options. Commuters will have access to trains, e-scooters, e-bikes, car sharing services, secure cycle parking and, in the future, autonomous vehicles.
Crucial to the development of the current and future mobility centres is the collaboration between the city, local mobility providers such as BaneNor, Voi, Lime, Bikely, Hyre and Getaorund, and members of the community, with a focus on accessibility for all, regardless of gender, cultural background or financial means.
Sweden’s first battery swapping station for e-mopeds has been officially opened at Nordstan in the centre of Gothenburg.
The battery swapping station at the Micromobility Hotel in Nordstan represents a shift from conventional petrol mopeds to electric micro-vehicles. The ongoing development owes its success to the cooperation of micro mobility companies, service providers, micrologistics companies, property owners and local stakeholders.
But that’s not all – a handyman hub has also been set up. Various service providers are switching from traditional cars to a fleet of micromobility vehicles, with positive effects such as reduced costs, healthier employees and space-efficient use of public areas.
The Klippan/Jaegerdorff area of Gothenburg has also seen new developments with the inauguration of a new bike rental station, new shared micro-mobility spaces and improved navigation guidance, which will improve accessibility and ease of transport.
Efforts will continue to integrate multiple mobility services into the same app to promote a seamless transition between modes and encourage the use of sustainable transport.
Looking back at the latest MOVE21 initiatives, it is clear that small but important steps have been taken to improve urban mobility. From Hamburg’s experimental bus delivery service to Oslo’s mobility hub and Gothenburg’s battery exchange station, these initiatives are pragmatic efforts to improve logistics in these cities.