Under the name ‘Smart Mobility Campus 2030’, the Student Advisory Committee Groningen (SAC) worked on mapping out this vision of the future and the route to it. The Zernike Campus Groningen is a testing ground for innovation in all kinds of areas. Current corona measures provide new insights in the field of mobility and offer opportunities to take steps faster towards the Campus of the future. For this reason, this exploratory study has been carried out into how the Zernike Campus can continue to be an innovative, accessible and hospitable campus in the field of mobility.
Among other things, the SAC has looked at the current strengths and weaknesses of this area when it comes to (sustainable) mobility, the future vision of 2030 and the route towards this. For this, the SAC has had discussions with interested parties and experts. Based on the research results, a visualized timeline has been outlined with concrete measures in the field of ‘smart and sustainable mobility’.
In February, SAC presented their final report.
New and innovative solutions
Groningen and the Zernike Campus have been working on smart and sustainable mobility for some time. This is, for example, to discourage large student flows and car use during busy times. Wilko Huyink, director of Groningen Bereikbaar, states: “Zernike as a testing ground also offers opportunities for new and innovative solutions, so that people can travel from door to door in a smarter way. For example, consider concepts such as shared bicycles or the ‘Groningen scheduling’, for an optimal distribution in public transport and in traffic.”
All these new solutions could contribute to the Smart Mobility Campus 2030.