Bike Hire / Car Sharing

France - Portugal

The demand for cycle hire schemes is growing and their health-related and green credentials are key in many authorities’ local transport plans. Transdev is focussed on deploying complementary technology such as smartcards and mobile phone applications to deliver cost-effective cycling solutions which can complement the existing street scene, integrate with other transport networks, and grow cycle use.

Currently Transdev operate 13 urban bicycle systems in France which include both self service, long and short term hire and secure parking facilities. Secure bike parking can be used to effectively extend the catchment of key BRT or tram stops by allowing customers to cycle and ride. Transdev manages over 12,000 bicycles with 3,500 of these being self service.

Vel-in - Calais
• 18 stations throughout the territory of the Calaisis
• 160 bicycles available
• 365 days of the year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Vélo Bleu - Nice
• 120 stations throughout the city of Nice
• 1200 bicycles available
• 365 days of the year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

 Vélocéa - Vannes
• 20 stations throughout the city of Vannes
• 174 bicycles available
• 365 days of the year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Vélopop - Avignon
• 200 bicycles across 17 stations
Since the launch of Vélopop in July 2009, more than 10,000 bikes are hired every month, with an average of 7 rentals per bike per day.
• Ease of use is “Key”: an innovative partnership with the Smoove organisation led to the development of a user-friendly key system

Car Sharing 

Transdev are developing car sharing and pooling projects as a complement to our more traditional modes of transportation, and can offer a complete range of solutions for both individuals and companies. Transdev are the leading car-sharing operator in France with over 320 cars in cities such as Paris, Nantes, La Rochelle and Narbonne. Cutting edge vehicles, technologies and customer interfaces are enhanced by our group mobility knowledge.

In Porto, Portugal, Transdev has launched ‘Citizenn’ - a car sharing service which can take internet or telephone bookings up to a minute before departure. Started in 2010 with a fleet of 20 Mercedes ‘A’ Class and Smart cars, Citizenn utilises self service points that are fully integrated with the public transport system. User choice is rapidly expanding, with 20 new Smart EV electric vehicles planned for introduction in 2012.  

In Nice, ‘Auto bleue’ is an entirely electric car-sharing solution that launched in April 2011. An initial fleet of 50 cars is planned to expand to 200+ before 2014. Two different model of electric vehicle are available depending upon the capacity required, the Peugeot iOn and the Citroen Berlingo, bookings can be made and managed online.


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