TECHub vs Mobility Hub
What is the difference between a TECHub and a Mobility Hub?
Mobility hubs are strategically designed transportation centers that facilitate the convergence of multiple modes of travel, such as walking, biking, public transit, and shared mobility services.
The primary objective is to improve access to transportation and enhance connectivity between these modes of travel. (See picture. Picture taken from https://lnkd.in/g7HETiCq).
Transportation Equity Community Hubs (TECHub) focus on equity and access to opportunities tailored to the unique needs of each neighborhood. The concept of TECHubs was pioneered by Aura Planning Inc. in an effort to address access to clean mobility options, community awareness and education, and job training in Sacramento’s underserved communities. (See Picture)
TECHubs are more than conventional mobility hubs. They not only promote physical mobility, they also promote upward mobility and social equity.
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) and SMUD are leading the development of more hubs in Sacramento to bring transportation equity to underserved communities.