Substantial funding for mobihubs in Flanders!
In September 2017, SHARE-North partners Taxistop and Autodelen.net launched the concept of mobipunten in Flanders. Mobipunten were inspired by the cities of Bremen (DE) and Bergen (NO) and have become part of an extensive roll-out strategy in Flanders, supported by Taxistop, Autodelen.net and Infopunt Publieke Ruimte, with mobipunten planned in more than 50 municipalities in Flanders. In order to be called a mobipunt, a mobility hub has to include carsharing, bicycle parking and public transport but can also include a number of other mobility services such as cargo bikes, package boxes and charging facilities for electric vehicles.
As of this summer, Flemish Transport Minister Lydia Peeters has proposed a new branding for the mobility concept: “Hoppin”. This will be the future brand name for basic accessibility and all related solutions.The mobipunten will henceforth be called Hoppinpunten. In addition to announcing the new brand name, Ms. Peeters announced that the Ministry would make 104 million Euros available for the start of 1000 mobipunten in the coming legislative period. The Hoppin points will help support multimodal travel behaviour all across Flanders.