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Smart Hub Air Break


central urban hub (a large hub in the city center, e.g. railway station)
Realized: Network of IoTsensors for monitoring air quality; 3500 citizens involved; reduction of air pollutants related to commuting analysis. Planned: in-depth knowledge about air pollution distribution; innovative models to incentivize clean commuting and soft mobility; engagement of citizens and stakeholders in a co-creation approach based on innovative gamification and rewarding mechanisms.
Short Description

"Air Break" project, based in Ferrara, intends to embark on an ambitious task alongside its citizens, thanks to participation, enthusiasm and cooperation between administrators and citizens involved. It offers an integration between Public and Shared transport modes, as well as additional related services (i.e., charger for e-bike and phone, wi-fi, delivery and pick-up station)

Operation Start (Year)


Ferrara, Italy
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Physical Integration
Level 1
Definition 1 (Acceptable walking distance to shared and public transport): At least two shared transport modes in acceptable walking distance to public transport and at least one service (e.g., shop, parcel locker, kiosk) in acceptable walking distance. Minimum legal inclusive design requirements are considered
Digital Integration
Level 0
Definition 0 (No digital integration): No digital integration of shared and public transport mode options offered at the hub. There are separate services and platforms for each mode. No universal design criteria are required
Democratic Integration
Level 0
Definition 0 (No involvement): No involvement or consideration of stakeholder interests and user needs.
Initiation of the hub

government initiated

2 PT services:
3 shared services:
Bike sharing
Moped/scooter sharing
3 mobility-related services:
Parking for private cars
Self-service bike repair station
6 other services:
Waiting Rooms
Social Services (e.g. Community Center, Library …)
Luggage storage
Cafe / restaurant
Information, Visibility and Branding
logo or branding
information pillar/display (with information on using the services)
Placemaking and attractive space design
Inclusive Design
Minimum legal inclusive design requirements are/were considered in the design of the hub.
Planner app
Shared mobility and public transport services available at the hub are bundled, e.g. through a subscription.
Local, regional and/or national policies and goals are integrated into the service.
The planner app has a simple and intuitive design.
Information on a proposal was provided and feedback was asked in a workshop or survey.
Participants were able to propose solutions to a specific problem in a workshop/similar event.
There is an ongoing cooperation to identify issue(s) and develop solutions
Another type of participation process was applied.