Mobility Hub Guidebook
Arlington County was awarded a grant through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Land-Use Connections program to develop a mobility hub guidebook and a prototype site concept design.
Mobility hubs are a way to organize multiple transportation services at a single or nearby location. They are intended to support the ecosystem of walking, biking, shared mobility (e.g. bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters, carshare), ridehail pick-up & drop-off, electric vehicle charging, and public transit, promoting sustainability and equity goals.
Beyond their transportation function, they can be used to create places for community, enhance the vibrancy of spaces and promote economic development.
Staff along with consultants evaluated multiple locations for a prototype mobility hub. The Courthouse Metro Station and adjacent Uhle Street and Courthouse Plaza was selected for the pilot because it fit the following core criteria:
- Safe, comfortable, and ADA compliant pedestrian facilities (sidewalks and crossings)
- Existing bicycle facilities and bikeshare station
- Located at a major transit center (Metro station and several bus stops)
- Other existing mobility hub and placemaking elements already present (bicycle parking, public space/plazas, pick-up/drop-off, taxi stands and carshare)
Document: Mobility Hubs Guidebook and Pilot Concept Design(PDF, 35MB) – September 2021