Travelling with your smart phone
Next Urban Mobility opens a mobility hub with sustainable cars for the residents of Schoonschip
The 46 households of the floating residential area Schoonschip in Amsterdam-North are the first users of the mobility hub HUUB of Next Urban Mobility. HUUB does not only offer electric cars, but also (cargo) bicycles and scooters. Sustainable transport for everyone, which can be booked and used with a smartphone. In addition, HUUB also offers a mobility card for use of public transport.
What makes HUUB unique at Schoonschip is the availability of shared sustainable transport at a location for a large group of users. In addition to sustainable mobility, HUUB also offers a solution for urban areas with limited (parking) space. Individual parking spaces and permits are making way for shared mobility. Via the HUUB app, residents can take out various subscriptions with their smartphone, tailored to their personal needs. After choosing the right means of transport for the trip, the electric car, (cargo) bicycle or scooter is unlocked with a QR code.
From 11 May, HUUB will have the following means of transport available for the first residents of Schoonschip: 6 electric cars Volkswagen e-Golf, 4 Gazelle e-bikes and a Volkswagen e-Crafter for freight transport around the relocation of residents to Schoonschip. If more residents move into their new home in Schoonschip in the course of this year, the number of electric cars will be expanded and 4 Urban Arrow e-cargo bicycles and 4 Unu e-scooters will also be added.
Working together on sustainable mobility
Next Urban Mobility and BAM Infra have jointly set up the temporary car park on Klaprozenweg for shared cars and bicycles. To this end, circular building materials were used for paving and lighting from, among others, the former Bijlmerbajes. The charging stations are fed with green energy from Dutch windmills. The project was made possible in part by the CTO Innovation Team of the Municipality of Amsterdam.
Hopefully, in the future, residents of Schoonschip will also be able to travel sustainably with HUUB. Depending on initial experiences and available parking space, the mobility hub may be opened to everyone in order to make smart electric transport accessible and available to even more people.
About Next Urban Mobility
Next Urban Mobility develops, implements and manages mobility hubs for the business and private market. Next Urban Mobility wants to make cities more livable. It does this by combining existing forms of (electric) mobility and adding technology and smart solutions. The focus is on users and their specific transport needs. Next Urban Mobility is an initiative of Pon Holdings B.V. With more than 14,000 employees, Pon is one of the largest family businesses in the Netherlands and is active in 34 countries. It supplies high-quality mobility products and solutions, develops and produces bicycles and has engineering solutions in various market segments.
See also www.next-mobility.nl and www.pon.com.