Mobility Hub Planning Guide

Metro Transit transit center.Today, we have many more ways to get around than ever. Whether you use transit, bike or scooter share, car share, or ride-hail services, a mobility hub is a place to make connections from one transportation choice to another.

Everyone who uses a mobility hub should find a safe, comfortable, and accessible environment that creates a welcoming and positive experience. It’s a public space that should reflect the neighboring community and be designed for the people using it.

The Metropolitan Council and Metro Transit are creating a planning guide for local and regional stakeholders involved in developing mobility hubs. This project is the first step to support local entities to plan and implement mobility hubs that will help people easily switch between travel options and fill the gaps between different types of travel.

Project goal

The guide will encourage a strategic and coordinated system of mobility hubs that support investments in multimodal infrastructure.

The project will document the various mobility hub design and implementation options and provide specific guidance for both regional and local stakeholders as they plan, design, implement, and manage mobility hubs.

It will also deliver an analysis of local land use and transportation contexts where mobility hubs are best supported. Finally, the guide will also include recommended hub locations based on existing transportation services, land use, demographics and other factors to highlight areas that could benefit the most from mobility hubs investments.

Outcomes

  • Regional mobility hub classification system identifying hub characteristics and performance measures
  • Detailed local examples of each mobility hub type based on a variety of land use and transportation contexts
  • Planning guide detailing ideal hub characteristics based on project goals including demographic, social, and economic characteristics, the existing transportation systems and travel patterns, and the built environment
  • Mapping analysis identifying 20 potential regional mobility hubs sites
  • Summary of key hub planning, design, construction, and management topics, including a specific focus on those that benefit from an interjurisdictional or regional approach

The Met Council conducted a public survey about travel behaviors in April and May 2021 as part of the public outreach process for the Mobility Hub Planning Guide. Review the Mobility Hub Survey Analysis Results – High-Level Findings (PDF).

Project timeline

Phase 1 — Discovery & Direction: February to April 2021
Phase 2 — Methods & Analysis: May to July 2021
Phase 3 — Guidance & Tools: June to December 2021

Project stakeholders

  • Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board
  • City of Maple Grove
  • City of Maplewood
  • City of Minneapolis
  • City of St. Paul
  • City of Woodbury
  • Hennepin County
  • HOURCAR
  • Minnesota Council on Disability
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Move Minnesota
  • Musicant Group
  • Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
  • Nice Ride MN
  • Plymouth Metro Link
  • Ramsey County
  • Scott and Carver Counties
  • SouthWest Transit
  • University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Washington County

Resources

Staff contacts

Meredith Klekotka
Metro Transit Shared Mobility Program Manager
meredith.klekotka@metrotransit.org

Cole Hiniker
Metropolitan Council Multimodal Transportation Planning Manager
cole.hiniker@metc.state.mn.us