Developers FAQs

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1. As a developer why should I get involved with a mobility hub?

Mobility hubs have many benefits, including providing a more convenient, comfortable, and safer environment to access a range of sustainable transport modes. Mobility hubs help to raise the profile of shared mobility services, by boosting utilisation and viability. In addition, they support low car lifestyles and the reallocation of space from car parking to housing or public realm improvements.

Further, by implementing a mobility hub, developers can reduce parking density and therefore increase unit density.

2. How much does a mobility hub cost to build?

CoMoUK are undertaking feasibility work with designers to establish cost guidance on six exemplar mobility hubs in Scotland. We hope to publish this guidance in April 2022.

In England, Solent Transport have published guidance on mobility hub costings (page 113 onwards).

3. What does a mobility hub look like?

The feasibility work CoMoUK have commissioned will encompass a design-led approach to the mobility hub concept. Whilst not envisaged as a ‘standard’, the project should give developers an aspirational understanding of what a well-crafted mobility hub looks like.

4. What is the best guidance document for an overview of mobility hubs?

CoMoUK has several guidance documents for mobility hubs. If the user is looking for an initial overview, the document ‘An Introduction to Mobility Hubs for Planners and Developers in Scotland’ is an excellent starting point.

5. Can I engage with any shared transport operator to realise a mobility hub?

Maps of established and accredited operators can be found on the main CoMoUK website. Most shared transport and micro-mobility operators are open to discussing a new location; a process CoMoUK are happy to help facilitate.

6. How long do I need to engage with the process and who runs and maintains the hub after my handover?

There are several delivery and operating models available to developers. Please refer to CoMoUK’s Mobility Hubs delivery models document.

7. What are my funding options?

Funding options are varied and complex. CoMoUK’s ‘Mobility Hubs Toolkit’ provides an up-to-date list of funding options on page 16. This list is by no means exhaustive but should serve as a good starting point when seeking funding support.

8. Can I get help to make a business case for a mobility hub?

CoMoUK have produced a comprehensive guide to making a business case for your mobility hub: Mobility Hubs delivery models document. The subject is also covered on pages 13 -16 of CoMoUK’s Mobility Hubs Toolkit.

9. What is the best way to engage with community travel groups in my area?

CoMoUK have a dedicated development officer working for communities in Scotland to support and promote shared transport. Please get in touch through We will work with partner organisations to establish community links in your development area, where possible.

10. Do mobility hubs need to be in a single location?

The CoMoUK Mobility Hub accreditation scheme places an importance mobility hubs being a unified collection of travel modes, nestled closely together to support an integrated shared transport experience.

11. What utilities need to be provided for a mobility hub?

Depending on scale and location, a mobility hub will need power, drainage and perhaps water. CoMoUK have yet to see micro-renewables utilised for mobility hubs but believe that this will be a future step in mobility hub implementation.

12. What are the key components in a mobility hub?

The key components are determined by the location of the hub in a spatial context and the community it serves. The CoMoUK mobility hub accreditation scheme document goes into depth as to the key components of the various types of Hubs that could be delivered.

13. What are the key transport connections for a mobility hub?

It is assumed that most mobility hubs will connect with at least one form of public transport, such as a rail link or bus service, dependent on location. This is on a ‘first and last’ mile basis. In rural areas, the bus service may be replaced by Digital Demand Responsive Transport, such as a mini-bus service.

14. I would like to review some case studies of developer-led shared transport schemes.

A number of UK and European case studies can be found in CoMoUK’s ‘Mobility Hubs Toolkit’.

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