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Mobility Hub Guidelines Review & Update

What is a Mobility Hub?

Mobility hubs consist of major transit stations and the surrounding area. They serve a critical function in the regional transportation system as the origin, destination, or transfer point for a significant portion of transit trips. They are places of connectivity where different modes of transportation – from walking to riding transit – come together seamlessly and where there is an intense concentration of working, living, shopping and/or playing.

Designing mobility hubs to address this complexity of activities helps us achieve a transportation system that works well and provides a good experience for transit riders.

Learn more about mobility hubs.

Mobility Hub Guidelines Review and Update

Since their adoption, the Mobility Hub Guidelines have been effective in establishing a common framework for planning transit station areas in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). However, in the last eight years, numerous changes have been made which impact the Mobility Hub Guidelines, including:

To support the continued relevance of the Mobility Hub Guidelines, the review will focus on aligning the Mobility Hub Guidelines with the updated Metrolinx mandate, the planning framework, responding to emerging trends in TOD, and providing greater guidance on practical tools and strategies for implementing TOD and transit integration in mobility hubs.

We want to hear from you

To help understand how the Mobility Hub Guidelines could be improved, we want to hear from you about your impressions of the Mobility Hub Guidelines (if applicable) and your experiences using mobility hubs as you travel around the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).

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More on Mobility Hub Guidelines

The Mobility Hub Guidelines provide a framework for the successful planning and development of mobility hubs. Since 2011, the purpose of the Mobility Hub Guidelines has been to:

  • Clearly communicate the mobility hub concept.
  • Provide guidance for the development of mobility hub plans and related planning activities.
  • Become a tool and resource for Metrolinx/GO Transit, municipalities, transit agencies, developers, consultants, provincial ministries, community organizations and other public agencies.
  • Serve as a key source of direction for Metrolinx when undertaking planning efforts or when building infrastructure in mobility hubs, or when reviewing third party plans and proposals for mobility hubs.

The Mobility Hub Guidelines address nine key objectives:

  1. Seamless integration of modes at the rapid transit station
  2. Safe and efficient movement of people with high levels of pedestrian priority
  3. A well-designed transit station for a high quality user experience
  4. Strategic parking management
  5. A vibrant, mixed-use environment with higher land use intensity
  6. An attractive public realm
  7. A minimized ecological footprint
  8. Flexible planning to accommodate growth and change
  9. Effective partnerships and incentives for increased public and private investment

For each of these objectives, the Mobility Hub Guidelines provide detailed strategies, best practices, case studies, and suggested resources.

Download the Mobility Hub Guidelines