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Business Model Blueprints for the Shared Mobility Hub Network

Elnert Coenegrachts (), Joris Beckers (), Thierry Vanelslander () and Ann Verhetsel ()
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Elnert Coenegrachts: Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR), University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Joris Beckers: Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR), University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Thierry Vanelslander: Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR), University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Ann Verhetsel: Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR), University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Sustainability, 2021, vol. 13, issue 12, 1-24

Abstract: Shared (electric) mobility is still facing challenges in terms of reaching its potential as a sustainable mobility solution. Low physical and digital integration with public transport, a lack of charging infrastructure, the regulatory barriers, and the public nuisance are hindering the uptake and organization of shared mobility services. This study examines the case of the shared mobility hub, a location where shared mobility is concentrated, as a solution to overcome these challenges. To find ideas informing how a network of shared mobility hubs can contribute to sustainable urban mobility and to overcome the aforementioned challenges, a business model innovation approach was adopted. Focus groups, consisting of public and private stakeholders, collaboratively designed five business model (BM) blueprints, reaching a consensus about the value creation, delivery, and capture mechanisms of the network. The blueprints, defined as first-/last-mile, clustered, point-of-interest (POI), hybrid, and closed mobility hub networks, provide alternative solutions to integrate sustainable transportation modes into a coherent network, enabling multi- and intermodal travel behaviour, and supporting interoperability, sustainable land use, and ensured access to shared (electric) travel modes. However, which kind of network the local key stakeholders need to commit to depends on the local policy goals and regulatory context.

Keywords: shared mobility; docked shared mobility; dockless shared mobility; shared mobility hub; transit-oriented development; business model innovation; network-centric business model; collaborative network; sustainable urban mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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