Île-de-France launches collaborative service to smooth demand at peak hours
The Île-de-France has launched a collaborative service to smooth travel demand at peak hours in public transport
In light of continuing restrictions on public transport, and new-found routines of home-working for many people, Île-de-France is aiming to achieve a permanent switch to intelligent travel management and provide flexibility for employees and ease pressure on public transport during peak hours.
The Ile-de-France Region, in partnership with Île-de-France Mobilités, Paris La Défense, Grand Paris Sud, Plaine Commune, RATP and Transilien SNCF, are launching 'Lissage des Heures de pointe @SmartWork' (Smoothing of Peak Hours @SmartWork), a collaborative service to support residents, businesses and regions to better manage travel to work.
From 22 June, this new service allows Ile-de-France residents to access information, educational documents and videos to provide them with answers on the main measures to be adopted, including teleworking, shift schedules and alternative mobility to public transport.
Through testimonials, concrete actions, and good practices put in place by employers or the regions involved in the process, citizens will be inspired to think differently about their daily travel habits. This approach has been inspired by a first experiment in smoothing peak hours initiated by the Region in 2018, with a first charter signed in the territory of Paris La Défense, which brings together businesses, transport operators and the territory. It was subsequently extended to the territories of Grand Paris Sud and Plaine Commune.
The first supporters of this new initiative include major employers such as EDF, L'Oreal, Carrefour and Microsoft.
You can find out more here.