Groningen and Drenthe share their experiences of Mobility Hubs with Belgium visitors from Taxistop

18 November 2020 - Published by Lyndsay Bloice

At the end of September 2020, G-PaTRA partner Taxistop from Belgium visited the mobility hubs in Groningen and Drenthe in the Netherlands. Originally, the idea was to bring the Belgian stakeholders who work for the hubs to Groningen and Drenthe for a group visit. Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taxistop took the decision to re-evaluate their strategy as travelling with a larger group of people was no longer feasible.

In order to overcome this issue, three people from Taxistop visited the hubs in the Netherlands and filmed the whole trip with the aim being to show the video content to Belgian stakeholders as inspiration for their Mobility Hub projects. 

Host, Martin Courtz who is Traffic and Transport Consultant for the Province of Drenthe and a programme manager for the hubs, took the delegation to a variety of hubs on their trip. Martin and his colleagues in Drenthe and Groningen Provinces are developing 57 mobility hub locations. He also talked through some of the challenges for this type of transport solution in the region, with the aim of encouraging people away from high-cost taxi trips to instead take bus or train trips.

Taxistop have produced a video for their stakeholders, and have now also produced a version with English subtitles as the content is relevant for other countries who are working on a Mobility Hub-type solution. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxJjUygS5no

More information about Taxistop and the work they do is available on their website: https://www.taxistop.be/en/