The Metropolis of Montpellier is implementing a mobility strategy aiming at encouraging its citizens to stop using their cars, including through the use of its public transport network for free, in order to promote ecological transition.
Tags: Public transport, bicycle, mobility, strategy, Montpellier
Project type Mobility strategy
Partnership Metropolis of Montpellier and local bike shops
Start date 2020
The Metropolis of Montpellier has implemented a mobility strategy to promote the use of its public transport network and bicycles. It has therefore become the first French metropolis to provide a free public transport service to its inhabitants.
This strategy is implemented to fight climate change by reducing traffic congestions, reducing GHG emissions and therefore preserve citizens’ health.
It includes developing the current public transport network by extending tramway lines and adding 5 new bus lines.
As for free public transportation, it was developed over 3 phases:
In addition, the metropolis is encouraging its inhabitants to use bicycle by both providing a 500€ voucher to buy new or second-hand electric bicycles from a local bike shop and designing a specific bike network to connect the different metropolitan municipalities between them.