That group of citizens handles an on demand transportation system in the Royans territory (France).
Royans Vercors (Central French Alps)
Category of smart dimension
- Smart Mobility
#ondemand #electricmobility #hitch hiking
Applicable in rural, non-city areas?
2010 - ongoing
Evidence of success
Stop points and carsharing areas installed. Royans Express working and growing. In 2018, 3000 tickets sold. More than 20 inhabitants actively invovled in the service running (mostly driving the buses) A second car, this time electric car, has been put in place more recently. Collectif Bouge Tranquille is now expecting a new loop to be launched in order to extend the territory coverage, to the villages situated in remote areas of Vercors mountains.
Detailed information on the practice
Bouge Tranquille is a group of citizens that allowed a real thinking and actions on mobility on the Royans territory.Now that group handles organized hitch hiking with stop points and confidence mechanisms. It also created an on demand transportation system, Royans Express, which is now managed by the social center la paz and propose regular transport on classical trips or on demand transport at home. It also created 4 carpooling areas on the territory and linked with an existing carpooling website at a larger scale. The project is now entering in energy transition thinking, and the next stages of development will inlcude electric mobility consideration for new investments.
Short description of territory, where best practices are implemented
The Royans-Vercors Intermunicipality is a rural area of 497 km2 located one hour south-west of Grenoble city in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, 9700 inhabitants are living there. That region presents the characteristics of a preserved and attractive environment appreciated both by tourists and inhabitants, thus a touristic destination famous for its landscapes and its local farming products such as nuts fruits. Territory is ageing resulting in public services departure and drop of local community dynamics and economic dynamics. But arrival of young people in the valley area has been noticed recently and lets imagine local challenges that Smart Village project can actually address: small diversity of mobility solutions based on major car-dependant use, lack of collaborative, intelligent and digital governance tools, needs for digital ability improvement for some categories of population.
Investment for electric cars : 1 minibus, 1car with european funding 1 person from the social center for process animation
Key conditions for success
Local population involvement. Duration of the project and pilote structure to handle funding and support activities.
Centre Social La Paz
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