cityHUB – the vibrant mobility station in the heart of Cologne
As part of polisMOBILITY, the mobility of tomorrow was to be made tangible for everyone. For this reason, we transformed Cologne's Rudolfplatz into a cityHUB.
Whether e-bike, cargo bike or electric car sharing: right in the heart of the cathedral city, visitors to polisMOBILITY experienced the mobility turnaround up close together with the locals in Cologne. For this purpose, the cityHUB had a large selection of modern vehicles for local mobility with alternative and emission-free drives ready.
A circular route was offered especially for two-wheelers: The route started with a car lane converted into a comfortable cycle lane on the Cologne rings. It continued for a short stretch on Palmstrasse. Finally, the course ended along the Friesenwall, which had been converted into a bicycle lane - here, car traffic had to be subordinated to bicycle traffic - and led back to Rudolfplatz.
In addition, those interested had the unique opportunity to book accompanied test rides at Rudolfplatz. These started directly in the public city traffic and made it possible to experience the vehicles for oneself in the real city environment.
Mobility solutions in the city
Parallel to this, manufacturing and retail companies from various sectors presented their products in designated themed areas at the cityHUB. They explained the added value of their solutions for the city of the future - from smart city applications to pioneering traffic concepts for the last mile. Parallel to this, street food stands offered ample opportunity for open conversation about what had been experienced - in keeping with the social principle of the Mobilstation.
An all-day shuttle service between Rudolfplatz and Koelnmesse ensured that anyone who spontaneously decided to attend could also comfortably experience all the other highlights of the polisMOBILITY conference on the right bank of the Rhine.
Meeting place polisCAMP
A highlight in the immediate vicinity of the cityHUB was the City of Cologne's polisCAMP in the eastern part of Rudolfplatz. In this meeting space consisting of six construction trailers with front gardens, numerous initiatives and groups of actors presented their civil society perspectives on a liveable city and a mobility of tomorrow.
In addition, if there were any unanswered questions about polisMOBILITY and the exciting world of new mobility, the on-site team of our infoHUB was always ready to inform our guests at Rudolfplatz about the diverse offers of our Event & Expo format.
In this way, the cityHUB at Rudolfplatz brought the city and the polisMOBILITY area on the Koelnmesse grounds together in a unique way. We are firmly convinced that in order to understand the changes that a new, future-oriented mobility promises, you have to experience them. And right where they are happening - in the middle of the city.
- Akkurad GmbH
- Bike & Outdoor Company GmbH & Co. KG
- Bolt Technology OÜ
- Brekr / Smart Commute B.V.
- cambio Rheinland
- CCB Cologne Cargo Bike UG
- dott - emTransit GmbH
- E-Bike Loft Esser & Oosterbeek GmbH
- e-bility GmbH
- eflow Europe GmbH
- EnBW AG Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
- Estrima SPA
- Ford-Werke GmbH Share The Road
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- GermanXia Mobility GmbH
- GreenMobility Germany GmbH
- Hermann Hartje KG
- Miles Mobility GmbH
- nextbike GmbH
- Piaggio Deutschland GmbH
- PLEV Technologies GmbH - STEEREON
- Polestar Automotive Germany GmbH
- Schneider Radsport Köln GmbH & Co. KG
- SENEC GmbH
- TIER Mobility GmbH
- Toyota Deutschland GmbH
- Uber Germany GmbH
- VCD Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.
- vit:bikes Rheinland e.K.
- VOI Technology AB
- Volvo Car Germany GmbH
- ZEUS Scooters GmbH
- Zweirad Prumbaum