The City of Dreux, French partner of the eHUBS project, kicked off on 12 February 2021 its eHUBS pilot experimentation on the ground with the official deployment of three shared and electric mobility hubs, locally branded Stations Mobipoint.
The launch of these hubs is fully in line with the ambitious mobility policy undertaken by the city, which aims at promoting a transition towards a new concept of mobility based on environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The mobility policy of the city includes, among other elements, the development of cycle paths and cycle parking, as well as the objective of making public transport free for the inhabitants of Dreux, in order to promote behavioural change in citizens’ mobility habits.
The first three eHUBS realised in Dreux are located at the train station and at two of the main squares in the city (Place Mésirard and Place Champ de Foire): each of them will offer five electric bikes and an electric cargo-bike, with electric cars that will be added to the mobility options offered at eHUBS, during the course of the spring. Thanks to this, Dreux is the first city in France to make available to citizens electric cargo-bikes.
By testing this mobility solution, Dreux aims at reducing congestion in the city centre, limiting GHG emissions, and reallocating public space in favour of active mobility modes, to improve the citizens’ lifestyles.