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Mobility Hub Guidelines

Mobility Hub Guidelines

The Mobility Hub Guidelines, available below, provide a framework for the successful planning and development of mobility hubs, and address a number of key objectives.

For each of these objectives, the Mobility Hub Guidelines provide detailed strategies, best practices, case studies, and suggested resources.

The purpose of the Mobility Hub Guidelines is to:

  1. Clearly communicate the mobility hub concept.
  2. Provide guidance and inspiration on developing mobility hub plans and incorporating mobility hub objectives into other planning activities.
  3. Become a tool and resource for Metrolinx/GO Transit, municipalities, transit agencies, developers, consultants, provincial ministries, community organizations and other public agencies.
  4. Serve as a key source of direction for Metrolinx when undertaking planning efforts or when building infrastructure in mobility hubs, or when reviewing third party plans and proposals for mobility hubs.

The Guidelines are winners of the 2012 Best Project Award from the Transportation Planning Council of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), a National Merit Award in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects 2013 Awards of Excellence, and an Honourable Mention in the 2012 Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Awards of Planning Excellence, in the category of Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure.

Mobility Hub Guidelines: Table of Contents
I. Introduction
II. Defining a Mobility Hub
Download Sections I-II (8.3 MB PDF)

Objective 1. Seamless integration of modes at the rapid transit station
Objective 2. Safe and efficient movement of people with high levels of pedestrian priority
Objective 3. A well-designed transit station for a high-quality user experience
Objective 4. Strategic parking management
Download Seamless Mobility (Objectives 1-4) (17.2 MB PDF)

Objective 5. A vibrant, mixed-use environment with higher land useintensity
Objective 6. An attractive public realm
Objective 7. A minimized ecological footprint
Download Placemaking (Objectives 5-7) (12.1 MB PDF)

Objective 8. Flexible planning to accommodate growth and change
Objective 9. Effective partnerships and incentives for increased public and private investment
Download Successful Implementation (Objectives 8-9) (7 MB PDF)

Appendix I – Definitions/Glossary of Terms
Appendix II – List of Figures
Appendix III – References
Download Appendices (468 KB PDF)

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