How can mobility zones be best implemented in Malmö?
The overall purpose is to reduce private car use for the benefit of sustainable modes of transport.
Malmö municipality is working on introducing an “ecosystem for mobility”, which would consist of public transport nodes (like train stations or larger bus terminals), mobility houses (refurbished parking garages that will contain more mobility functions than only private car parking), and mobility-zones.
Mobility-zones are a phenomenon that exist in the urban space and not within a building. Mobility-zones gather different types of vehicles, such as electrical scooters, carpools and rental bikes and are often located in the vicinity of bus-stops. To facilitate a traveller’s change of transport mode at a mobility-zone, a physical construction is needed that provides features and functions that allow for parking of the vehicles while also being modular, easy to construct and space-efficient.
The mobility-zones are supposed to facilitate everyday life. They should be accessible, inviting, inclusive, resilient, safe, secure, easy to maintain, contribute to societal equality, and be able to endure extreme weather.
- How can this physical construction be designed? What functions should a mobility-zone have? Both for mobility and possibly other functions/uses?
- How and where should the mobility-zones be placed and why? How many are needed? How should they be positioned in the street environment?