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In most new residential areas today, a so-called mobility house is planned where various mobility services and the possibility of parking are to be offered. But it is often a challenge to make the economy around these places work together and to be able to adapt them to different needs. In the FlexGate project, which has been financed by Vinnova, via Drive Sweden, around 20 partners have investigated a potentially new concept.

The majority of urban development projects build and plan for reduced car traffic and with the ambition that the own car will be replaced by different types of shared mobility services gathered in some type of mobility house or hub. The aim was partly reduced emissions, partly a more efficient use of land as the parking areas can become smaller. But despite a social gain, it has been difficult to find concepts that make the economy around a mobility house work.

The hypothesis within FlexGate was that a mobility house, in addition to offering mobility services and lockers for package delivery which is common today, can be used for more functions, by more actors and over a longer period of time, from the start of construction to future renovations. It could, for example, be a center for construction logistics, recycling and charging infrastructure, but one could also imagine that it could be used as a venue for citizen dialogue, a showroom for property developers or a service such as sharing services and a workshop for the residents. A mobility house also needs to be able to adapt to future automated transport systems with, for example, self-driving shuttles and delivery robots.

Take part in the final presentation of the project