City Hub – the first shared mobility hub in the Tri-City – is now open. The concept was officially launched during a press conference involving representatives of the project partners – Skanska, Hop.City and Traficar. The completed A building of the Wave office complex was also presented at the meeting.
On August 26, at the Wave office building built by Skanska, the City Hub was officially launched – it’s a special space where everyone can rent electric scooters from Hop.City, scooters through the Bolt application or Traficar cars. A station by Si.City for charging electric skateboards and scooters was launched on site, which, in addition to providing charging services, protects the equipment against theft.
The concept includes a taxi stand and a place for deliveries, as well as infrastructure for cyclists. Already during the first phase of the Wave complex, more than 230 bicycle spaces, changing rooms, showers and a special elevator to the garage for cyclists were created. A repair station available to everyone will be useful for fixing any equipment problems.
– City Hub is the first solution of this type in this part of Poland. It provides very convenient communication with other parts of the agglomeration, encourages the use of alternative forms of transport, and thus can help reduce the constantly growing traffic problems. We would like to thank our partners – Hop.City and Traficar. Today, we celebrate the opening of the hub together, which is the result of our cooperation – says Konrad Ziejewski, Project Manager at Skanska Office Unit in Poland, responsible for the Wave project. – City Hub is popular. In recent days, Bolt has joined the initiative, expanding its scooter rental services to this part of Gdansk and has promised to deliver scooters to the zone designated by us every day – adds Konrad Ziejewski.
City Hub will also be connected to the Connected by Skanska building app. Thanks to it, tenants of the Wave office building can move around using a smartphone instead of an access card, enter the garage based on license plate numbers, or check the availability of vehicles in the City Hub. The application also allows employees to arrange shared rides, i.e. carpooling.