Egis participates in the promotion of soft mobility in French Polynesia

02/20/2020

Egis has just won two Master Plans for the definition of a cycling policy for the communes of Papeete and Pirae in Tahiti.

Home to the main attractive travel generating poles on an island scale, generating significant mobility needs and heavy car traffic, the Grand Papeete conurbation suffers from an almost systematic congestion of its road network on its East-West crossing during the rush hours. At the same time, the use of the bicycle is already widespread in Polynesian customs, to be the most economical and least polluting means of travel.

Faced with this situation, the cities of Papeete and Pirae wish to develop cycling and walking through the creation of a Cycling Master Plan integrating a pedestrian component in its own right.

This mission falls directly within the framework of the "Bicycles and Territories" Call for Projects launched by the State and the Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) in order to support the territories in the implementation of a policy in favour of soft mobility.

The aim of the study is to identify precisely the sectors that can be developed to provide suitable, attractive and safe pedestrian and cycle infrastructures and to increase the modal share of these modes while supporting users.