The previous editions of Shared Mobility Rocks

Shared Mobility Rocks is the annual international symposium on shared mobility organised by the Belgian NGOs Autodelen.net and Mpact. Shared Mobility Rocks is about enhancing the social, ecological and economic advantages of shared mobility. Mpact and Autodelen.net strive for a future where shared mobility contributes to a modal shift towards more sustainable transport, less car ownership and more accessibility.

Shared Mobility Rocks offers a platform to various international speakers and experts who share their knowledge and inspiration on stage. Furthermore, the rocking setting encourages debate amongst the participants and speakers, and the exchange of experiences.

The Shared Mobility Rocks adventure started in 2018 with the first edition in Aalst (Belgium). The second edition took place in 2019 in Brussels. Due to Covid-19, the third edition was postponed. Instead, we organised a student challenge to imagine the mobihub of the future. In 2021 we went on a 24 hour online tour around the world connecting with different studios from our home studio in Ghent (Belgium).

March 2021
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

December 2020
MOBIHUB STUDENT CHALLENGE

October 2019
BRUSSELS EVENT BREWERY

March 2018
KAAI 17, AALST

The third and special Covid-19 edition of this unconventional symposium took place all over the world on March 3 & 4, 2021 and it was a 24h marathon edition.

During 24 hours Autodelen.net and Mpact locked themselves up in a Belgian studio. From there we virtually travelled across the globe. We started in Ghent and then went to Brussels, Leeds, Lima, Chicago, Melbourne, Phnom Penh, Tokyo, Kampala and out last stop was Lviv.

High-level speakers from different backgrounds shone their light on the (local) challenges and opportunities of shared mobility, micro mobility, mobility hubs, shared mobility in relation to other transport modes, the integration in urban planning … Shared Mobility Rocks 2021 taught us how mobility is a universal challenge and how shared mobility can contribute to more liveable and more accessible regions.

Our international partners were CoMoUK, BUSUP Peru, SUMC, CUR – RMIT Centre for Uran Research, SMMR project, GFA Consulting Group, GIZ, Cities Forum, Mirai Share, WRI, TUMI, GIZ and City of Lviv.

Take a look at the recordings of this legendary global edition.

How do we make the mobihub of the future attractive, accessible, safe, (socially, ecologically and economically) sustainable and able to thrive within a (post-)corona reality? Can a mobihub be more than just functional? What innovative business models can make mobihubs flourish? How can neighbours participate in the creation of their mobihub? Could coworking places be included? And how can mobihubs foster social cohesion? We challenged students from the Belgian universities and colleges to answer these questions, at least partially!

THE FINAL OF THE MOBIHUB STUDENT CHALLENGE

The selected students participated in the final of the Mobihub Student Challenge on December 8, 2020 and pitched their ideas to an international jury and the present audience. The jury members also gave a presentation from their perspective on the mobihub of the future.

  • The winner of the public award was the project ‘Frictionless Infinite Mobility’ (UGent)
  • The third jury award was for the project ‘Flexihub’ (UHasselt)
  • The second jury award was for the project ‘New Energy Logistics’ (VUB)
  • The first jury award was for the project ‘Participative Mobility’ (VUB)

Many congratulations to the participants, the finalists and the winners!

The 8th of October, Autodelen.net, Taxistop and Taxistop ASBL organized the international symposium Shared Mobility Rocks in the Brussels Event Brewery.  This characteristic location gave the perfect look and feel to the second edition of this rocking event. The concept stayed the same, but this year we did it even bigger. More than 50 (!) mobility experts shared their insights and passion with the 300 visitors. Many people joined from our very own Belgium. But they also came from the Netherlands, Germany, France and beyond.

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Find here all the presentations

More than 25 (inter)national speakers, 200 visitors and a rocking venue (Aalst, Belgium) have given good vibes to make shared mobility the rocking thing for the years to come. They gave new insights on current topics about shared mobility: about urban design, smart cities, accessibility, impact, social inclusion, MaaS, rural areas, self-driving car and technology, block chain … This first edition also brought together five European projects on shared mobility.

  • G-Patra – green mobility in rural areas
  • STARS – impact of carsharing
  • INCLUSION – accessibilty for vulnerable users’ communities
  • SocialCar –  EU Horizon 2020: open source multimodal routeplanning: carpool + public transport
  • and SHARE-North – living labs, awareness and sharing knowledge in North Sea Region