Cerema is the major public agency for developing and capitalising on public expertise in the fields of planning, regional cohesion, and ecological and energy transition. It offers unique state-of-the-art high-level expertise in the areas of mobility, land-based and maritime transport infrastructure, urban planning and construction, resource conservation, risk prevention and coastal erosion, road and maritime safety, and the ability to integrate these different skills into developing territorial projects, whether at national, European or international levels.

Comprising 2,500 agents in 23 sites in mainland France and the overseas regions, Cerema is a partner of choice for both public institutions (State and local authorities) and private entities worldwide.

In the field of Mobility Cerema is structured along 5 major axes:

  • Public spaces and urban roads: A multidisciplinary and integrative approach to sharing public spaces and urban roads, seeking to reconcile the full range of uses: promotion of, and development for, active transport (cycling and walking). Urban integration of public transport, incorporating new kinds of mobility and intermodal transport, the multimodal development of major urban roads, streamlined management of public lighting, cities accessible for all.
  • Understanding, modelling and assessing mobility to help define mobility policies: mobility observation and analysis (quantitative and qualitative surveys, big data, analysis tools, digital transition), modelling travel and dynamic traffic simulations, socioeconomic assessment of mobility projects and policies (developing tools and methods, taking environmental externalities into account).
  • Mobility services and policies: Organising movement of people and goods to serve regional projects. Regional organisation of movement of people (local strategies and associated planning, inclusive mobility, managing demand), provision of mobility services (project start-up support, pilot schemes, assessment, contracts, intermodality, MaaS), land-based logistics and transportation of goods (support for public policy on transport of goods and urban and interurban logistics, river/rail/road intermodality, short circuits).
  • Intelligent transport systems, traffic and regulation: Supporting the development of innovative intelligent transport systems, new technologies, and data sources to serve mobility. Production, qualification, and publication of data to roll-out services for roadway users and managers. Regulatory initiatives to the limit negative externalities of traffic (accidents, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution). Monitoring and support for new intelligent transport systems, including autonomous, smart vehicles. Research into the potential of innovative technology and data sources.
  • Travel safety: A multidisciplinary approach to the safety and behaviour of both users and infrastructure, to reduce traffic-related deaths: understanding accidentality and mobility behaviours, supporting local authorities with their innovative projects (preparation, pilot schemes, assessments, regulations), safety of existing infrastructure (appraisals to evolve infrastructure safety strategies).

Cerema is/was involved in the following EU projects: MMUST (Multimodal Model and Scenarios for Cross-Border Mobility), SUMPS-UP, Linking Alps, InDiD (Digital Infrastructure of the Future) & SAM (Safety and Acceptance of autonomous Mobility and driving).