French employee commuting habits have changed considerably. Whereas in the past, the vast majority of people used their cars to get to work, the trend shows that soft mobility is increasingly being used. Many mobility players are therefore offering their services directly to companies to facilitate the implementation of government measures, such as by creating MaaS applications dedicated to companie. We have therefore, in the course of this infographics, analysed the trends in corporate mobility as well as the players present on this market.

Commuting to and from work in a few figures

According to Statista, in 2019, nearly 32% of French employees say it will take between 15 and 29 minutes to get to their workplace, with an average distance of about 18 kilometres. To go there, the majority use their cars (66%). The reasons are varied, but 49% say use it because it is their only mode of transport. 45% because it is the fastest modes of transport and 41% to be more autonomous in their displacements. It should be noted that Lyon is the only city in France where more employees use public transport than the car. In fact, 41% of Lyon residents use maas transit compared to 35% by car. These figures explain why it was crowned champion in terms of urban mobility in 2019.


Players mobilised for accessible and sustainable mobility

Over the last five years, mentalities have changed, particularly in terms of sustainable mobility. In fact, the Energy Transition Law for Green Growth will be adopted in 2014. A law that refers for the first time to the mobility plan (PDM). Consisting of a set of measures, this plan aims to optimise the employees’ daily journeys. The aim is to reduce, among other things, polluting emissions from road traffic. Only 8% of 17,348 companies were in compliance with this mobility plan. This is a very low figure, which makes it impossible to measure the effectiveness of this type of measure.

French company aids

However, according to a study carried out by Alphabet France and Ifop, 50% of workers declare that their companies offer the possibility to benefit from mobility solutions and/or services. Solutions that enable, in particular, to improve their quality of life at work. Indeed, 27% of those surveyed benefit from partial or total reimbursement of their transport tickets. An action that is attractive for 65% of those surveyed.


However, the most expected solution is the reimbursement of mileage expenses. In fact, 26% of those surveyed benefit from it and 76% of those surveyed find this solution attractive. It can be seen, therefore, that the car still has a certain appeal for the French workers, although its use is declining. Moreover, 32% of the employee surveyed have already carpooled to make their home-work trips, and 44% of non-practicing car-poolers are interested. A good alternative to reduce the number of cars on the roads !

Mobility also has a significant impact on the well-being of employees. Indeed, for 38% of those surveyed, mobility has a positive impact on their quality of life at work. However, 14% of respondents said that it has a negative impact on their well-being at work. 64% of them feel they are wasting their time and 56% say they are stressing related by the increased attendance.

The advent of digital services for corporate mobility

With 72% of French people considering that future innovations in mobility will have a positive impact on their daily life, mobility solutions for companies are increasingly numerous. This is the case of Citeazy. An application designed for employees to enable them to plan, book and pay their mode of transport. Many public mobility services are available. But the difference with other mobility applications is that the company can also manage its own private services, such as car park management, the bike/scooter fleet or car sharing between employees. On top of that, the company can also analyse the mobility of its employees.

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Another solution is EdenRed, which recently introduced its “Mobility Ticket”. Using a payment card and an mobile app, employees can pay both fuel costs and the new mobility benefits introduced by the Sustainable Mobility package. With his “Ticket Mobilité” account, the employee can, in particular, buy a bicycle, as he has a fixed price of €400.

Still in the payment card category, there is also Betterway. A virtual card, it allows you to pay for all mobility in the area. This is done by using the credit allocated to a mobility service.

To discover the complete list of mobility solutions for employees, download our infographic.


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