How can multimodal mobility in rural areas be made attractive and easily accessible? Can the need for second cars possibly be reduced? How can public transportation be meaningfully expanded to make the community more sustainable?

The municipality of Eichenzell, already known as a pioneer in the implementation of smart city solutions, is addressing these challenges. Working closely with network architects, unit-design is developing a design concept that makes rural mobility services more visible and accessible. In the process, the mobility stations are integrated into existing structures, designed to be modular and flexibly expandable.

This design concept was preceded by a comprehensive analysis of the various localities and their specific requirements. In this context, various usage scenarios were defined and a survey of the population was conducted. Based on this data, it was possible to develop the various mobility and service modules and determine the space required.

The mobility stations not only serve as transit zones, but also offer quality of stay, strengthen the village centers and invite interaction. An important component here is a specially developed floor grid that increases recognition in the region, creates space for planting and the transition into the natural space. At the same time, the floor grid structures the arrangement of the service modules and thus the placement of the canopies.

The roof structures are adapted to different service modules and sizes, with special attention to the use of renewable raw materials. The wood gives the stations a special atmosphere and integrates them harmoniously into the rural surroundings. To compensate for sealed surfaces, the roofs are greened and can optionally be equipped with photovoltaic systems.

A clear guidance and information system points out and promotes the available services and serves as a direct link to a mobility app through which the services can be viewed and booked.