This project is inspired by Sustainable Development Goal 11, “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, and the joint topic of sustainable transport. The mobility hub will collaborate with regional and local stakeholders to generate and prototype solutions that can contribute to and respond to local needs for community building, sustainable mobility and urban development.
We aim support the vision to create a mobility hub for suburban areas of Stockholm which will influence people to make more sustainable transportation choices, largely by increasing opportunities to use public transport. We would like to further investigate the suburban area of Upplands Väsby to identify and understand local conditions (stakeholders, opportunities, obstacles, alliances) that could be strategic for the successful implementation of a mobility hub.
We believe community participation is crucial to make this hub an effective source of sustainable transportation solutions for Upplands Väsby’s citizens. With this in mind, we would organize a workshop in Upplands Väsby where this mobility hubcould be located. We would invite local actors like citizens, associations, informal groups,local business owners, etc. to motivate them to share their thoughts and wishes for the necessities of the mobility hub, as the main component of any transportation system are theusers.A participatory approach is based on methods that allow local users to take on an influentialand active role in decisions concerning their everyday lives and that way their ideas, feelings and opinions shape the end result and may lead to higher engagement with the project.
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