Hubs in all Utrecht neighbourhoods

The city of Utrecht is growing and space in the city is becoming increasingly scarce. New solutions are needed to prevent car ownership from growing further. Together with urban development agency SVP, Advier explored the possibilities for neighborhood hubs and how the municipality can work towards a city-wide network in 2040.

Mark Verbeet and Remco van der Panne of the municipality of Utrecht receive the Cookbook Buurthubs.

A neighborhood hub is a fixation point with a combined offer of (shared) transport and additional functions. It forms the transfer or transfer point for travel. Combining these functions physically creates a strong synergy. Good visibility and recognizable branding are essential. This ensures greater awareness and better use of the (partial) facilities. Neighborhood hubs contribute to lower car dependency and lower parking pressure. The realization of the hub can go hand in hand with making residential streets car-free. This supports a liveable, healthy and sustainable city.

Neighborhood hubs are within walking distance of your front door. To gain experience with neighborhood hubs in different area types, Advier and SVP have developed plans for the very first hubs. From urban district to power district and suburb: the context is different everywhere. In addition, it iscookbook neighborhood hubs' drawn up. This vision and workbook that shows the way in the realization of the hubs. This preferably takes place in a participatory process, in combination with making public space more attractive.

De route map drawn up as a vision of neighborhood hubs towards 2040, shows which steps need to be taken towards the city-wide network. The vision is based on more than 15 years of experience with mobility hubs at home and abroad, from Scandinavia to the United States.

For more information, please contact Elke Kroft of Friso Metz from Advier, or Esther Vlaswinkel from SVP.