Mobility Hubs in Affordable Housing

MTC is partnering with TransForm to pilot a site-specific suite of mobility services for residents of three affordable-housing communities.

Noah Berger

With funding from the California Air Resources Board, MTC is partnering with the nonprofit TransForm to bring electric vehicle (EV) car sharing and other travel options to three low-income Bay Area communities.

The EV Car Sharing and Mobility Hubs in Affordable Housing Pilot program is tackling equity and climate change at the same time.

What is a Mobility Hub?

Mobility hubs are travel connection points in the community. They offer safe, affordable, clean, and convenient access to public transit, bike share, car share and other options. Residents can connect to work, home, healthcare and daily life without needing to own a private vehicle. 

Learn more.
Scooter and bike share at a bus station.

TransForm is a local non-profit that promotes walkable communities with viable transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity.

Learn about TransForm and the CARB Mobility Hub pilot program.

Project Goals

Primary goals of the project include:

  • Increasing mobility for low-income residents to access economic opportunities, medical facilities, schools, parks, grocery stores and other daily needs
  • Reducing private vehicle ownership and transportation costs for residents
  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a combination of reduced vehicle trips and the use of electric vehicles
  • Improving health through the promotion of active lifestyles and by keeping pollution-causing vehicles off the road
  • Informing cities and developers of best practices for right-sized parking and other mobility options for affordable housing developments
Solving the Last-Mile Problem

Almost half of all car trips in the U.S. are less than three miles long. When Bay Area residents have access to green transportation options at mobility hubs, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the entire region.

Two adults walking on South San Franciso's Centennial Way, a separated path for walking and biking.