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ALPES AUTOPARTAGE – CAR SHARING

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The cars are reserved to subscribers and shared amongst them. The user can rent by internet a car available on different spots in the city of Grenoble whenever he/she wants.

I Description of the measure

Title in original language: Alpes AutoPartage

Location of CNA: France

Municipality / regional entity: Grenoble

Category of the experience: Measure
Type(s) of CNA:

Principal nomination: Technological
Secondary nomination(s): Educational

Thematic field(s):

Principal field: Transport
Secondary field(s): Energy

Spatial scale: Regional (small scale)
Time & duration:

Start date: 2005
Duration: ongoing

Key word(s): alternative transports, car sharing, reduction of GHG

Objectives:

The urban population in Rhône-Alpes region is very high: the Alpesautopartage car sharing goals are to reduce car traffic, increasing speed transport with less cars and improving quality of environment and air.

Activities:

The urban population in Rhône-Alpes region is very high: the Alpesautopartage car sharing goals are to reduce car traffic, increasing speed transport with less cars and improving quality of environment and air.

Results:

Annual increase in the number of subscribers: may 2005: 0; may 2006: 100; may 2007: 180; may 2008: 280. Feb 2012 1500 and 70 cars (around 40 stations in Grenoble)

II Assessment criteria

Mitigation effects: High

The average trip is about 60 km. With 280 users in 2008 it represents 4 800 km and approx. 1 Ton of CO2.

Impacts on adaptation: Neutral

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Impacts on environment:


- Landscape: Positive
- Alpine ecosystems / biodiversity: Positive
- Water / soil / air: Very positive
- "Other": None

Less CO2 emissions and less car traffic (a car shared replaces 10 individual cars); less pollution emissions as people are using more sustainable transportation the cars are also less pollutant with 120 gCO2/km; some cars are electric or hybrid vehicles) means if they do not have their own car in front of their door; less need of parking in the city centre (a car shared replaces 15 parkings places); synergy with public transport in times when it is not operating. The share of cars could reduce the number of cars, private individuals do not need to buy a car for very punctual uses. The increase of the number of cars explains the creation of this new service

Impacts on society:


- Social justice: Positive
- Regional / cultural identity: Neutral
- "Other": None

The possibility to subscribe on a long period and the possibility to combine the use of carsharing with the public transport are attractive services and convenient for users. This easy use develops subscriber’s loyalty.

Impacts on economy:


- Employment / job creation: Neutral
- Added value / income: Positive
- Know how / competitiveness: Neutral
- "Other": Positive

In 2006 the part of public subsidies represented 50 % of the annual budget. For 2008 it was foreseen to cover 85% of the budget with commercial incomes; Annual increase in the number of subscribers: may 2005: 0; may 2006: 100; may 2007: 180; may 2008: 280. However, according to Mobility.ch statistic, the profitability threshold is around 50 cars and 1 000 subscribers. Carsharing is more economic as a private car if one travel less than 10 000 km per year. For a company; carsharing represents an efficient solution to reduce costs.

Public relations impact and awareness-raising: Very high

The combined access to public transport and to a car is a very useful service which avoids to buy a private car. It makes the use of public transport possible and more attractive and makes people aware on car impacts.

Transferability: Very high

Carsharing is a new service which could be developed everywhere. The problem of the increasing number of cars is real everywhere and the service can be a model for other interested public bodies.

Cross sectoral and integrative approach: High

The combination of carsharing with public transport subscriptions is interesting for the project to make people aware on the use of public transport beyond the use of car.

Good governance: Medium

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III Executive body and contact information

Executive body: Administration, Private enterprises

Cité Lib is the trade name of Alpes Autopartage which meets inhabitants, workers, local authorities, transport oganisations

Contact person(s):

Name: Agnès Bourdais
Institution: Alpesautopartage
Address: Citélib 28 rue Denfert Rochereau 38000 GRENOBLE
Phone: +33 4 76 24 57 25
Email: contact@alpes-autopartage.fr

Online information:

http://www.citelib.com/

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