Find out what is happening in CHUMS
Find out what is happening in CHUMS
Since 2008, Tisséo-SMTC, the Public Transport Authority, is managing a local carpooling service covering the Toulouse urban area level and beyond. Even if the number of car-poolers is constantly increasing since then, Toulouse sees the CHUMS project has a great opportunity to attract new users to the Tisséo service, put them in contact and keep them using it.
The CHUMS project has developed and is delivering a unique methodology (‘the CHUMS approach’) to unlock maximum carpooling demand and establish critical mass of users. It does so in workplaces by delivering three sequential activities, each one reinforcing staff awareness, participation and modal shift to carpooling:
The CHUMS demonstration sites in Toulouse are the “TOP” Business Park in South West Toulouse comprising of 17 companies with around 12 000 employees (5 500 public and 6 500 private) and the “Heliopole” Business Park in North Eastern Toulouse with 10 organizations that have about 2.100 employees (300 public and 1 800 private).
In March 2015, before the CHUMS actions were implemented, Heliopole had 61 registered car-poolers and Top had 504 (total: 565). In the framework of the CHUMS project, Tisséo wishes to go further by implementing carpool weeks, mobility jackpots lotteries and personalized travel plans in order to increase the number of car-poolers registered. Early June the number of registered carpoolers grew from 61 to 75 for Heliopole (+18.6%) and from 504 to 562 (+10.3%) for Top.
For find out more about how these results were achieved download the Showcase of the CHUMS actions in Toulouse – here.
The 2015 Annual Polis Conference on “Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions” will take place on 19 and 20 November 2015 in Brussels. Side events and Polis’ Annual General Assembly (AGA) are scheduled for 18 November.
On Thursday, 19 November, in section 1D. Shared Transport Services of the Parallel Sessions the CHUMS project will be presented by the coordinator. Carpooling as part of an integrated transport system ‐ Toulouse leads the way (CHUMS) is the title of the presentation that will form 3 main components:
To find out more about this event, please visit: www.polisnetwork.eu/2015conference
Leuven offers a city site with a good mix of smaller and bigger employers located in the city centre of just outside of the city centre. The city centre can be easily reached by public transport and more durable ways of transport (e.g. bicycle), but is quite hard to navigate through by car. The companies just outside the city centre can be easily reached by public transport, but there are some main traffic roads, which makes these companies more accessible by car (in comparison to companies in the centre).
Taxistop is implementing the CHUMS measures in Leuven and has already secured its first organizations that will implement the project measures: imec and UCLL.
imec specializes in nano-electronics and technological solutions in the field of ICT, health care and energy, whicle UCLL – the Catholic University of Leuven-Limburg will join with its Echo department.
Find out more about what is planned for these companies in the frame of CHUMS – here.
In the frame of the European project CHUMS, from 30 March to 4 April will be organized in Toulouse the 1st edition of the Carpool Week. More than 30 companies (covering around 14 000 employees in total) will be involved in this event notably to encourage their employees to register and use the Tisséo-SMTC carpooling service to go to work. The aim is to support employees to change their mobility behaviour towards a more sustainable alternative.
As part of this sustainable mobility proposal, during this Carpool week, a Mobility Lottery will be announced and strongly promoted. The 1st draw will be organized on April 7 and the price will be an Ipad®. To participate to this lottery, employees will have to register to the carpooling Tisséo-SMTC website (www.covoiturage.tisseo.fr). Further on, every 1st Tuesday of each month until September, a new draw will be launched and the prices will be a Smartbox®. To be allowed to participate to this part of the lottery, employees will need to be active carpoolers and not only being registered to the service.
Also contributing to this mobility package proposed within the CHUMS European initiative, Personal Travel Plans (PTP) will be delivered to employees from the Carpool week until end June. By personalizing the mobility advice, the idea is to promote sustainable solutions like Public Transport, active modes but also carpooling for their daily work trips and encourage a behavioural change. A follow-up will be organized in October-November to consider the effective evolution of employees’ mobility thanks to this tool.
Tisséo-SMTC coordinates the implementation of those actions on the ground with a tight support towards companies and administrations. Those organizations will play a crucial role in the success of those experimentations. Keeping in mind this key objective, Tisséo-SMTC has developed several communications supports and also a practical guide to help companies and administrations in implementing the Carpool week and promote the Mobility Lottery and PTPs. Several information meeting have also been held. Those meetings were dedicated to mobility managers appointed within companies to explain them the entire approach. Tisséo-SMTC has good hope that this mobility package will produce real mobility effects in a perennial way.