The concession model to step up carbon intensity reduction in medium – and long – distance mobility

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There are many solutions to reduce transport sector emissions in dense areas and over short distances. However, many of these mechanisms are not ineffective for medium distances (from 10 to 100km). As regards commutes to work in France, two thirds of the working population work outside their municipality of residence. While the share of journeys made to conduct a professional activity only accounts for 29% of the total number of journeys, these journeys nevertheless represent a significant share of total distances travelled. On the motorway network entrusted by concession to VINCI Autoroutes, commutes to and from work account for 41% the distances covered.

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What scale of implementation?

  • National

Who pays?

  • Companies

What secondary benefits for the community?

  • CO2 emissions mitigation
  • Traffic jam mitigation / Ridership decrease

Other solutions to discover:


The specific case in France: public transportation funded by employers through the versement mobilité

The "versement mobilité" (VM) is a local contribution payable by public- and private-sector employers with more than eleven employees, which supplements the funding of transportation networks.
Transports gratuits à Dunkerque

Fare-free public transportation

In recent years, cities have considered making public transportation free of charge. In France, Châteauroux, Niort and Dunkirk have made their transportation networks free to use, as have Tallinn and Luxembourg.
Redynamiser la mobilité grâce au numérique

Public transportation passes and the limits of influencing flows

From the 1970s, mobility authorities started to offer weekly, monthly and annual travel passes. These passes gave their holders unlimited access to the entire public transport network for a single price generally dependent on a geographical criterion (zones).

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.