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Mobility Measure

Creating park & ride facilities

The introduction of a network of park and ride facilities is in line with Lille’s Urban Mobility Plan, which aims to limit air pollution by developing alternative transport modes.

Implementing sustainable mobility

According to the region’s Urban Mobility Plan, approved in 2000, all actions implemented in the city must contribute to the improvement of connections with collective transportation and encourage the creation of intermodal interchanges. A network of park and ride facilities can help keep cars away from the city centre and facilitate direct access to public transport. This is ultimately aimed at reducing air pollution, noise levels and congestion while supporting user-friendly mobility and urban quality of life.

In this measure, drivers were given the opportunity to enjoy improved car/bicycle parking facilities at key public transport interchanges, allowing them to use public transport for their journey into the city centre. The specific goals were to:

  • reduce the number of cars circulating in the city centre;
  • reduce air pollution and noise levels;
  • promote the use of public transportation, including clean vehicles accessible to people with reduced mobility;
  • cut journey time into the city;
  • provide more secure parking facilities for car drivers and cyclists.

How did the measure progress?

A total of five new car/bicycle parks were opened, with around 1,100 parking spaces, at various intermodal interchanges throughout Lille Metropole. Surveillance equipment and new signage was installed, and each site was redesigned to make it as user-friendly as possible, with modern bus stops, green spaces and good lighting. Dedicated storage spaces were installed for bicycles in cases where the park and ride facility operated in connection with metro lines, trams or regional trains.


What were the outcomes of the measure?

The number of people using the car parks was measured regularly: in those facilities connected to the metro, a 75 percent rate of use was measured as of January 2005.

A total of 1,100 new parking places were created; fewer cars entered the city centre, and more people used public transportation.

Strong political commitment was necessary, as there was keen opposition from shops and residents to keeping cars away from the city centre.

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Basic Information

November 2011

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