Mobility audits of operational sites in Paris (RATP)

Staff commuting represented 9% of RATP carbon balance in 2011 (51.500 tons CO2eq). This is explained by the fact that many staff members can hardly use public transport when they go to work because drivers and technicians are the ones opening and closing transport services early in the morning or late at night.

For sites generating many staff travel, RATP is required by the French law to conduct a mobility audit. This mobility audit consists of a diagnosis of the site accessibility, a mobility sur- vey among the staff members, the establishment of an action plan and the definition of monitoring indicators. For the Val de Fontenay office building site with more than 2,300 staff members, the mobility audit has highlighted the good accessibility in public transport resulting in a high public transport use (around 80%).

It also showed that some 46% of the staff members spent more than 50 minutes (regional average) to get to their work and that some 80 people could easily come by bike. The action plan consists in creating a carpooling website for the employees, implementing automatic e-mail alerts in the case of a public transport service disruption, improving the pedestrian and bicycle paths around the site and rationalizing the use of the parking facilities. A “mobility day” organised on site will offer ecodriving training sessions for car users, safety training sessions for motor bikers and cyclists and provide general information on the different ways to get to work.

Fig. 48 – Comparison of commuting times between car and public transport, Val de Fontenay site, RATP


Investment sheet: RATP mobility audit