In 2018 DynaHUBs will reach commercial readiness following field tests in 5 real-world settings: Istanbul (Turkey), Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium), Stockholm (Sweden) and Madrid (Spain).
For each selected city:
- We analyse the daily commuter flows done by cars.
- We choose a commuter corridor that connects two city locations, such as a neighbourhood connecting to a business district or a university.
- We explain, through Social Media, the benefits of DynaHubs to this potential user community.
- Successful lines become self-sustaining and set the examples for other communities to follow.
In 2016, 929,325,705 km was the total distance covered by all vehicles in Istanbul, which currently stands as the sixth city most congested worldwide.
The dense urban network -and its associated urban congestion- is causing high levels of pollution in a city of 14.8 million inhabitants.
Brussels might be the capital of Europe but it is also stuck with severe traffic congestion problems: according to the TomTom Traffic Index it is the 15th most congested city in Europe.
With a metropolitan area of 1.8 million inhabitants, Brussels’ citizens face 44 minutes of extra travel time per day, often caused by not-so-organised urban deliveries.
The second city most congested in Belgium, Antwerp especially suffers from morning and evening peak congestion rates higher than usual (51% and 62% respectively).
The port of Antwerp (Europe’s second largest) makes of this metropolitan area a real logistics challenge for DynaHUBs.
In 2016, Stockholm’s excellent public transport system was boosted with new ferry lines; a congestion charge reduced traffic volumes; and a new traffic management centre kept drivers moving.
The new tunnel, and expanded terminal for commuter trains, aim to reduce rush hour traffic in 2017. In spite of these efforts, the city suffers from a 48% congestion level in morning peak.
Although it does not figure the top 100 cities more congested worldwide, Spain's capital city has been on the spotlight for imposing traffic restriction because of rising air pollution during 2016. The measure affected all privately-owned cars but also delivery companies’ vehicles. Madrid’s metropolitan area of 6.5 million is the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the European Union after London, Paris and the Rhine-Ruhr region.
If you are living in one of these cities and would like to become a participant in DynaHUBs, please fill the form and we will provide you with all relevant information.