During the course of Cities-4-People, Budapest has brought together its local community to rethink and transform the mobility landscape of the city. Through a bottom-down, collaborative process, the local community pinned down the predominant challenge and decided to bring people closer to Danube river bank on the Buda side, that runs through the center of the city. To this end, the local community came up with a number of prototype solutions: from providing multimodal means of sustainable transport to people travelling at the city-centre and opening riverbank spaces, to designing pedestrian routes. While all prototypes met great success, based on the results of their evaluation, the one that is going to scale-up is the Mobility Point Network that offers multimodal solutions for people travelling to the city centre.
The Mobility Point Network was made possible owing to the collaboration of the city of Budapest with seven mobility providers: MOL Bubi, Donkey Republic, Blinkee.City, LIME, MOL LIMO, GreenGo and ShareNow. Essentially, the Mobility Point Network brings together the services of these providers such as e-cars, e-bikes and e-scooters in four central hubs that are located at the 11th district of Budapest:
- Szent Gellért square (1111 Budapest, Szent Gellért square, facing the M4 exit)
- Egry József street (1111 Budapest, Egry József street 2., in front of the E building of the Budapest Unviversity of Technology and Economics next to the existing MOL Bubi station)
- Magyar tudósok körútja (1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja, next to the existing MOL Bubi )
- Infopark tram station (1117 Budapest, Infopark Sétány, next to the existing MOL Bubi station)
At any of the above areas, citizens of Budapest as well as people who visit the city for business or leisure, can use first- and last-mile solutions that are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and can help them reach their destinations in time and without the significant costs of a car. Up to now, over 30,000 users have benefited from the service. Interested in learning more about the Mobility Point Network? Then visit the city’s website.