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For some years now, companies with more than 100 employees have been required to establish a Mobility Plan. The aim of this mobility plan is to reduce polluting emissions and road traffic, with the emphasis placed on encouraging alternatives to the private car.
Employee travel is an important part of daily mobility, so it is important to act on it to have a positive impact on the future of mobility. Companies now have the role of guiding and advising their employees' mobility.
We are already seeing the emergence of smart mobility, thanks to numerous innovations in the digital and transport sectors. This smart mobility will continue to develop in the years to come.
We will also see a strong increase in MaaS (Mobility as a Service). In addition, the number of self-service bicycles and electric scooters will increase considerably and become a more widespread mode of transportation.
The question here is to understand: How, in 10 years, will companies adapt their behavior to these innovations? Their mobility plan will have to constantly evolve in order to be consistent with current trends.
Among the initiatives to be integrated in the mobility plan, we consider the following:
"By 2030, on a global scale, 50% of all vehicles sold will be electric" according to Michel Lauwers of the newspaper L'Echo. Faced with this development, companies will have no choice but to take this change into account in their Mobility Plan.
The installation of charging stations for electric cars would allow employees to charge their cars in the company parking lot during their working day.
In addition to showing your employees that you are thinking green by promoting the use of electric or hybrid cars, you would be offering them an additional service in the workplace.
Companies need to motivate employees to use public transportation or self-service bicycles and scooters.
The most effective way to do this would be to partially or fully reimburse your employees for their 'more sustainable' commuting costs.
The high cost of some subscriptions may discourage your employees from using either mode of transportation. By providing financial assistance, they will be more likely to use these more environmentally friendly modes of transportation on a daily basis.
By allowing employees to work from home one or more days a week, you are directly influencing their commute. Indeed, telecommuting helps to relieve traffic congestion since employees stay at home and do not need to use their car to get to work.
In addition, a company that allows its employees to telework will need fewer parking spaces, but also fewer spaces on the premises.
Telecommuting is a new way of working that is beneficial to both employees and employers in terms of mobility. If you want to know more about the benefits of telecommuting, check out our article: 3 reasons why you should allow your employees to continue to telework.
Companies play a fundamental role in the evolution of mobility, so they will have to keep up with the various advances in mobility in order to adapt. With this adaptation, employees will be able to have tailor-made solutions to meet the different mobility needs they may encounter.
This is a challenge that companies must meet in order to simplify the mobility of their employees.
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