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Mobility Management

Muriel Mariotto

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Muriel Mariotto - Certu

Are we obsessed with our cars? Permanent availability of a motor vehicle can, unfortunately, lead to abusive use: short journeys around town in spite of the existence of public transport services, bicycles and walking; long interurban journeys in spite energy-saving train services; individual journeys when they could be made with others – i.e. carpooling – or sharing the use of a vehicle – car time-share. Changing travel habits requires personal effort and a lot of public information to make people aware of the need to manage their daily transport needs. Mobility advice involves providing information on alternative means of transport to private vehicles and encouraging their use: advice on the place of activity – for employees, students, visitors, patients, etc. – through business travel plans known as PDE initiatives, or directly with the population, who can take advantage of the services of a transport centre or customised marketing campaigns. Mobility management is at the crossroads between urban policy on transportation, town planning, housing and the environment. It works in synergy with other initiatives, such as transport safety, environmental management and town planning cycles.

Latest documents available online

  • Public policies on travel to work

    (2005)
  • STUDY : Public policies on travel to work This research examines the "partnership between local authorities and businesses in public policies on travel to work". Taking Nantes, Bordeaux, Dunkirk and Saint-Denis as examples, it aims to: ...Read more
  • One hour’s travel a day: a well-established dogma

    (2008)
  • STUDY : We are supposed to devote an average of one hour a day to transport. This figure is generally held to have remained stable for several decades in developed countries. Work carried out in two research units in Lyon and Lausanne sheds a more nuanced light on this situation. This suggests that some residents are prepared to devote an increasing share of their time to travel. The trend is explained by non-work activities. ...Read more
  • Major events driving urban development

    (2004)
  • STUDY : The Olympic Games, the football World Cup, major exhibitions, parades of all kinds... Today's festive, cultural and sporting events are huge affairs… Researchers have shown that they are also test beds for mobility that make it necessary to invent new modes of transport and a management system that combines modal shift and … ...Read more
  • Recherches et Synthèses July 2004 - No. 11

    (2004)
  • STUDY : Limited parking rights, permit trading schemes, points cards: the parking market is not doing well. What if firms were to introduce a market in parking rights? This idea of "trading rights for commuter parking" is not going down particularly well with employees. Recherches et Synthèses April no. 7 ...Read more