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29.03.2021 - Mobility highlights 2020

English below

L’année 2020 a bouleversé nos modes de déplacement et le télétravail est devenu prédominant.

Nous poursuivons néanmoins notre ambition d’améliorer l’accessibilité de notre site et de promouvoir des solutions innovantes, concrètes et durables en collaboration avec les entreprises du Park et de l’EPFL. Voici les highlights de nos différentes mesures.

Indicateurs 2020

Avec la chute de la fréquentation du Park, nos indicateurs mobilité 2020 font notamment apparaître une occupation des parkings visiteurs de seulement 27%.

Le nombre de réservations PubliBike sur le campus est passé de 7’611 à 2’988 et Mobility Carsharing a retiré l’un de ses deux véhicules de l’EPFL Innovation Park pour le réaffecter dans un centre ville où la demande  s’est renforcée. Cette année restera probablement à nulle autre pareille.

Enquête de mobilité

Afin de procéder à un état des lieux plus précis de nos nouveaux modes de déplacement, nous vous solliciterons ce printemps pour répondre à l’enquête de mobilité de l’EPFL. Elle contiendra une nouvelle section dédiée au télétravail. L’enquête aura lieu on-line fin avril.

Toolkit pour les entreprises

Mobilité pendulaire : La situation actuelle a pu vous conduire à apporter une réflexion plus approfondie sur la mobilité de vos collaborateurs. Néanmoins, il n’est pas toujours évident de savoir comment s’y prendre pour identifier des mesures propres à votre situation et aux contraintes de vos collaborateurs. Les cantons de Vaud et de Genève ont développé un toolkit destiné aux entreprises afin de les guider via une méthodologie mettant en évidence 5 bonnes pratiques. Plusieurs entreprises partagent aussi leur expérience de plan de mobilité. Vous pouvez vous y référer pour faire éclore vos propres mesures. A l’EPFL Innovation Park, nous aimerions pouvoir collecter et partager les témoignages des entreprises du Park qui sont entrées dans une démarche active de gestion de la mobilité. Merci de contacter Emma si vous souhaitez faire partie de cette dynamique liée à notre communauté.

Mobilité professionnelle : Nous vous partageons également ici le lien vers le programme Travel Less without Loss de l’EPFL pour couvrir la totalité du spectre des déplacements dans le cadre de vos réflexions de mobilité.

Déplacements à vélo

La mobilité douce ayant connu un essor majeur, notamment avec les vélos électriques, une centaine de places vélos va être créée d’ici cet été ainsi que quelques places moto. Les vestiaires/douches du bâtiment D ont été rénovés et nous étudions systématiquement toute éventuelle opportunité supplémentaire lors de la libération d’espaces en sous-sol. Côté événements, si les conditions sanitaires le permettent, nous reconduirons à la belle saison nos actions de promotion du vélo via un Bike Event et nous vous encourageons d’ores et déjà à vous inscrire à Bike to Work sachant qu’il existe une option pour les collaborateurs en Télétravail.

Déplacements en voiture

Quelques places de stationnement privatives sont actuellement disponibles à la location. Si vous êtes intéressés, contactez Théo pour les start-ups ou Julian pour les grandes entreprises. De son côté, l’EPFL continue de travailler ardemment à développer une solution de covoiturage pérenne à l’échelle du campus.

ParkShare

Afin de remercier et d’encourager les sociétés qui mettent des places à disposition pour la communauté dans ParkShare, nous avons mis en place un programme de rewarding annuel. Pour l’année 2020, les gagnants sont Cyber-Defence Campus (dans la catégorie des sociétés louant de 1 à 5 places privatives) et Agilent Technologies (dans la catégorie des sociétés louant + de 6 places privatives). Félicitations à eux ! Dans notre éventail d’options, les deux sociétés ont choisi d’obtenir une place gratuite supplémentaire pour une année.

Nous remercions également les sociétés Firmenich et Voisin Consulting pour leur participation active dans la mise à disposition de places!

Avec l’augmentation du télétravail, nous comptons sur tous pour participer à cet élan collectif et d’une certaine façon circulaire : plus de sociétés participent et plus de collaborateurs peuvent en bénéficier. Pour toute question relative à la mise à disposition de places ou pour une démonstration, veuillez contacter Jo.

Travaux en cours sur la Route Cantonale en direction de Denges

Ces travaux ont débuté en juin 2019 et ont pour but de sécuriser les déplacements à vélo et à pied, d’améliorer la circulation des transports publics et d’optimiser le fonctionnement des carrefours. Ils devraient arriver quasiment à terme d’ici fin 2021.

Nos outils de promotion de la mobilité à l’Innovation Park

Site web : visitez la section Mobilité de notre page Working Here

Appli EIP : rejoignez le groupe Sustainability

Contacts : Emma ou Théo


 

The year 2020 has changed the way we travel and home office has become the norm.

Nevertheless, we continue our ambition to improve the accessibility of our site and to promote innovative, concrete and sustainable solutions in collaboration with the companies of the Park and the EPFL. Here are the highlights of our various measures.

 

2020 Indicators

With the drop in the number of visitors to the Park, our 2020 mobility indicators show that the visitor parking lots are only 27% occupied.

The number of PubliBike reservations on campus has dropped from 7,611 to 2,988 and Mobility Carsharing has withdrawn one of its two vehicles from the EPFL Innovation Park to reassign it to a city center where demand has increased. This year will probably be like no other.

Mobility survey

In order to get a more accurate picture of our new modes of transportation, we will be asking you this spring to take part in the EPFL mobility survey. It will contain a new section dedicated to telecommuting. The survey will take place online at the end of April.

Toolkit for companies

Commuting mobility: The current situation may have led you to think more deeply about the mobility of your employees. Nevertheless, it is not always obvious how to go about identifying measures specific to your situation and the constraints of your employees. The cantons of Vaud and Geneva have developed a toolkit for companies to guide them through a methodology highlighting 5 best practices. Several companies also share their experience with mobility plans. You can refer to them to hatch your own measures. At the EPFL Innovation Park, we would like to collect and share testimonies from companies in the Park that have taken an active approach to mobility management. Please contact Emma if you want to be part of this dynamic linked to our community.

Professional mobility: We also share here the link to the EPFL Travel Less without Loss program to cover the entire spectrum of travel in your mobility considerations.

Travel by bike

As soft mobility has experienced a major boom, especially with electric bikes, more than 100 bike spaces will be created by the summer as well as a few motorcycle spaces. The locker rooms/showers in building D have been renovated and we are systematically studying any possible additional opportunities when basement spaces are freed up. As far as events are concerned, if the sanitary conditions allow it, we will renew our actions to promote cycling during the summer months via a Bike Event and we encourage you to sign up for Bike to Work, knowing that they have set up an option for employees in home office.

Travelling by car

A few private parking spaces are currently available for rent. If you are interested, contact Théo for start-ups or Julian for large companies. On its side, EPFL continues to work hard to develop a sustainable campus-wide carpooling solution.

ParkShare

In order to thank and encourage the companies that make spaces available for the community in ParkShare, we have set up an annual rewarding program. For the year 2020, the winners are Cyber-Defence Campus (in the category of companies renting 1-5 private spaces) and Agilent Technologies (in the category of companies renting 6+ private spaces). Congratulations to them! From our range of options, both of them have chosen to get an additional free parking space for one year.

We also thank Firmenich and Voisin Consulting for their active participation in providing spaces!

With the increase in telecommuting, we are counting on everyone to participate in this collective and in a way circular momentum: more companies participate and more employees can benefit. If you have any questions about the availability of spaces or would like a demonstration, please contact Jo.

Work in progress on the Route Cantonale towards Denges

These works began in June 2019 and aim to make cycling and walking safer, improve the flow of public transport and optimize the operation of the junctions. They are expected to be nearly complete by the end of 2021.

Our tools for promoting mobility at EPFL Innovation Park

Website: visit the Mobility section of our Working Here page

EIP app: join the Sustainability group

Contacts: Emma or Théo

14.10.2020 - Offer for motorbike parking space rental

L’hiver approchant, nous proposons aux conducteurs de deux-roues de mettre à l’abri leur véhicule en louant une place de parc moto dans nos parkings souterrains O ou N au tarif de CHF 30.- HT/mois.

Pour toutes locations d’ici au 30 novembre 2020, vous profiterez de notre offre promotionnelle en bénéficiant des trois premiers mois offerts à la conclusion d’un contrat d’une durée minimale d’une année.

Nous précisons à ce sujet que les baux devront être établis au nom des sociétés locataires et non pas au nom des employés.

Pour les propriétaires de deux-roues qui continueront à se garer à l’extérieur, nous vous demandons de bien vouloir respecter les zones de parcage autorisé.

N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions à ce sujet.
EPFL Innovation Park


As winter approaches, we offer to two-wheeled drivers the opportunity to protect their vehicle by renting a motorcycle parking slot in our underground parking O or N for CHF 30.- / month.
 
For all rentals until November 30, 2020, you will benefit from our promotional offer for the first three months offered at the conclusion of a contract of a minimum duration of one year.

In this regard, we specify that the lease agreements will be done on behalf of the companies renting our premises and not on behalf of the employees.
 
For two-wheeler owners who will continue to park outside, we kindly ask you to respect the authorized parking zones.
  
We remain at your disposal for any further information.
EPFL Innovation Park

05.10.2020 - Informations mobilité / Mobility news

ENGLISH BELOW

Voici quelques informations récentes concernant la Mobilité:

  • Smart Guide Mobility: En collaboration avec le service Durabilité de l’EPFL, nous avons préparé un guide mobilité visant à renseigner l’ensemble de la communauté EPFL et EPFL Innovation Park sur les offres, les infrastructures et les événements en matière de mobilité pendulaire ou professionnelle proposés sur le campus.
  • PubliBike: les vélos en libre-service PubliBike sont de retour sur le campus après une vague de vandalisme. Afin de maintenir les disponibilités des vélos et garantir une meilleure qualité de service, tout en assurant les moyens nécessaires à PubliBike pour faire face aux coûts supplémentaires d’exploitation, il a été décidé d’introduire une tarification sur les abonnements CampusBike. Deux abonnements sont proposés au tarif de CHF 50.- par année (au lieu de CHF 290.- par année) ou de CHF 25.- pour 6 mois, à partir de l’inscription.

Et réouverture aujourd’hui (5 oct.) de 6 stations Publibike : Medtronic, Lausanne Gare CFF Sud, Siège du CIO, Vaudoise Assurances, Moulin, Mongevon

  • Point vélo EPFL: l’atelier de vente et réparations de vélos a réouvert. Ventes et réparations se font uniquement sur rendez-vous. De nouvelles offres promotionnelles à l’achat d’un vélo neuf seront proposées à toute la communauté EPFL.
  • Bike to Work: l’EPFL participe au challenge 2020, ayant lieu pendant le mois d’octobre. Créez votre équipe et participez à Bike to Work en venant sur le campus à vélo. De nombreux prix sont à gagner ! À noter qu’il sera possible de participer au challenge même pendant les jours de télétravail.

Pour l’édition 2021, nous allons réfléchir à la possibilité de créer un groupe dédié aux équipes de l’EPFL Innovation Park.


Some recent news about Mobility actions:

  • Smart Guide Mobility: In collaboration with EPFL’s Sustainability Department, we have prepared a mobility guide aimed at informing the entire EPFL & EPFL Innovation Park communities about offers, infrastructures and events related to commuting or professional mobility on campus.
  • PubliBike: Publibike self-service bikes are back on the campus after a wave of vandalism. In order to maintain the availability of bikes and ensure a higher quality of service, while ensuring that PubliBike has the necessary means to meet the additional operating costs, it was decided to introduce a fee on CampusBike subscriptions. Two subscriptions are possible at the rate of CHF 50.- for a year (instead of CHF 290.- per year) or CHF 25.- for 6 months, from the date of subscription.

And re-opening today (Oct. 5) of 6 PubliBike stations: Medtronic, Lausanne Gare CFF Sud, Siège du CIO, Vaudoise Assurances, Moulin, Mongevon

  • EPFL Bike Center: the bicycle sales and repair workshop has reopened. Sales and repairs are by appointment only. New promotional offers for the purchase of a new bike will be available for the whole EPFL community.
  • Bike to Work: EPFL is taking part in the 2020 challenge that takes place during the month of October. Create your team and take part in Bike to Work by cycling to the campus. There are many prizes to be won! Note that it will be possible to take part in the challenge even on working from home days.

For the 2021 edition, we will consider the possibility of creating a group dedicated to the EPFL Innovation Park teams.

 

11.05.2020 - Petit guide mobilité du déconfinement

Chers résidents de l’EPFL Innovation Park,

Nous vous relayons ci-dessous le « Petit guide mobilité du déconfinement » établi par notre partenaire Mobilidée.

En espérant que cela vous soit utile,

Bonne lecture !
EPFL Innovation Park

16.3.2020 - Parking Colladon in free access during COVID-19 measures

16.3.2020 – We are aware that some employees who usually commute to the Park by public transport will use the possibility of coming by private vehicle.

Please note that the EPFL car parks are free of charge from today until further notice for all employees of the EPFL Innovation Park. 

No parking checks will be made, except for vehicles that are out of parking lots or preventing access to the emergency services.

With our best regards.
EPFL Innovation Park

12.3.2020 - Removal of abandoned bikes

12.3.2020 – Leaving the University, travelling abroad or simply changing the mean of transportation: there are many reasons why wrecks can appear on the campus.

Early March, all the bicycles on campus have been equipped with a green label, to be removed by the bike owner before March 12, 2020. Once this time limit has passed, bicycles that still have a label on them have been removed and stored before being recycled or repaired.

This year, about 126 abandoned bicycles had been removed.

For all questions, don’t hesitate to contact the sustainability campus.

 

10.02.2020 - Offre Mobility @EPFL Innovation Park

ENGLISH BELOW

Chères entreprises installées à l’EPFL Innovation Park,

Grâce au partenariat entre l’EPFL et Mobility, les collaborateurs des sociétés installées à l’Innovation Park peuvent obtenir un abonnement d’essai de 4 mois gratuitement.

Pour les entreprises du Park, des abonnements Mobility business sont disponibles pour vos déplacements professionnels.

Sur le campus EPFL, 13 voitures Mobility, dont 2 à l’EPFL Innovation Park, sont disponibles 7/7 et 24/24 pour votre usage professionnel ou privé.

Emplacements Mobility :

Vous trouverez à l’EPFL, 7 différents emplacements avec des voitures Mobility de différentes catégories. Découvrez ici les différents emplacements ainsi que les voitures qui vous y attendent :

Mobility une solution flexible, durable et économique :

Mobility aujourd’hui grâce à ses 3000 voitures à disposition dans toute la Suisse et avec près de 200’000 membres, permet d’économiser plus de 23’500 tonnes de CO2 par année. Vous aussi, agissez de façon durable, privilégiez la multimodalité et partagez les voitures avec Mobility.

Plus d’info ici sur tous les effets durables de Mobility Société Coopérative.

Mobility Business la solution facile :

Plus de 4’700 entreprises misent déjà sur Mobility Business, pour une mobilité moderne au service des déplacements professionnels. Comme tous les autres utilisateurs, votre entreprise peut louer des véhicules en ne payant que les heures et les kilomètres effectués. Grâce à Mobility Business, vos collaborateurs peuvent se déplacer facilement et confortablement dans toute la Suisse. Ne vous souciez de rien, Mobility s’occupe de tout, du nettoyage au système de réservation en passant par les assurances. Découvrez ici les différents abonnements

Comment marche Mobility :

Les différentes catégories et les voitures électriques :

Mobility offre la possibilité de réserver différentes catégories de voitures en fonction de votre besoin. Vous souhaitez vous déplacer en ville et trouver une place facilement ? Réservez notre catégorie Economy qui est une voiture idéale en milieu urbain. Vous avez besoin de places pour transporter des marchandises encombrantes ? Réservez l’un de nos Transporter qui vous permettra d’avoir toute la place nécessaire. Vous souhaitez vous déplacer de manière durable ? Réservez l’une de nos voitures électriques. Découvrez ici comment utiliser simplement nos voitures électriques

Avez-vous encore des questions ?
N’hésitez pas ! Contactez la centrale de services 24h/24 :
Depuis la Suisse: 0848 824 812
Depuis l’étranger: +41 848 824 812

 


Dear companies located at the EPFL Innovation Park,

Thanks to the partnership between EPFL and Mobility, employees of the companies located in the Innovation Park can obtain a 4-month trial subscription free of charge.

For the companies in the Park, Mobility business subscriptions are available for your business trips.

On the EPFL campus, 13 Mobility cars, including 2 at the EPFL Innovation Park, are available 7/7 and 24/24 for your professional or private use.

Mobility locations :

At the EPFL, you will find 7 different locations with Mobility cars of different categories. Discover the different locations and the cars waiting for you here:

Mobility a flexible, sustainable and economical solution:

Today Mobility, with its 3,000 cars available throughout Switzerland and with almost 200,000 members, saves more than 23,500 tons of CO2 per year.

You too can act sustainably, opt for multimodality and share cars with Mobility.

Find out more here about all the sustainable effects of Mobility Cooperative Society.

Mobility Business the easy solution :

More than 4’700 companies already rely on Mobility Business for modern mobility for business travel. Like all other users, your company can rent vehicles and only pay for the hours and kilometers driven. Thanks to Mobility Business, your employees can travel easily and comfortably throughout Switzerland. You don’t have to worry about a thing – Mobility takes care of everything from cleaning to insurance and the reservation system. Find out more about the various subscriptions here

How Mobility works :

The different categories and electric cars :

Mobility offers the possibility to reserve different categories of cars according to your needs. Do you want to move around town and find a place easily? Reserve our Economy category, which is an ideal car for urban areas. Do you need space to transport bulky goods? Reserve one of our Transporter that will give you all the space you need. Do you want to travel in a sustainable way? Reserve one of our electric cars. Find out here how to use our electric cars in a simple way

Do you still have questions?

Do not hesitate! Contact the 24-hour service center:

From Switzerland: 0848 824 812

From abroad: +41 848 824 812

15.10.2019 - Electronic payment of parking meters

15.10.2019 – As of today, visitors to EPFL and EPFL Innovation Park will be able to purchase a dematerialized parking permit for white spaces (with parking meters).

Any company wishing to offer parking to its visitors has also the possibility to create a company account and can pay by invoice.

In partnership with DigitalParking, three new solutions will now be available for campus visitors:

  • Payment via the Parkingpay app (iOS, Android, web): integrating all main payment methods used in Switzerland.
  • Payment via the EasyPark app (iOS, Android): leader in Europe, payment by credit card.
  • Payment via the Twint app (iOS, Android): scanning of the QR code on the meter.

This new offer represents an alternative to paying by currency, without the need to replace campus ticket machines. The parking meters will be equipped with stickers with all relevant information.

Only the actual duration of the parking will be charged, at the same rates as at present:

  • CHF 1.00 the first hour
  • CHF 2.00 the following hours

We invite you to share this new solutions with your visitors, in addition to information related to accessibility by public transport.

Sustainable Mobility at EPFL

26.9.2019 - EPFL Innovation Park annual mobility meeting

On 26.9.2019, we held our annual mobility session.

With the presence of Giorgio Giovannini, Director of Mobilidée and Luca Fontana, Mobility Specialist at EPFL Sustainability, we have discussed the following topics:

  1. Presentation of the results of the mobility survey as well as the mobility measures implemented during the year.
  1. Development of the public transport network and offers to companies by Mrs Karine Avanthay, Marketing Officer at TL

The session was closed with open discussions.

 

28.7.2019 - Maintenance of the M1 line

From Monday 15 to Sunday 28 of July, due to maintenance work, our m1 line will be interrupted between Lausanne-Flon station and EPFL station. During this period, a bus bridging service will be in place, between Lausanne-Flon station and EPFL station, to get passengers to their destinations.

The m1 is a key line for the people of Lausanne west, as well as UNIL and EPFL students. Its modernisation process started in 2012, in order to develop this aera of our capitale vaudoise. Today the technical material has to be revised and modernised. Therefore, different maintenance works have to be completed – such as the replacement of certain train control system, replacement of 600m of tracks, renewal and upgrade of the Moulin level crossing operating facilities. These works will occur along the m1 line between Lausanne-Flon station and EPFL.

To be able to realize these works in time and ensure maximum safety, this section will be completely closed from 15 to 18 of July. A bus bridging service will be in place for the passengers.

All the stops will be served, except Provence. UNIL-Chamberonne and UNIL-Mouline stations will be merged as one stop on Route du Léman. The temporary stops will be made visible with specific signage poles. Travelers are kindly asked to rely on the specific signage in place.

In order to facilitate their journeys, we invite travelers to use the following alternative solutions:
– At Malley station in the direction of the city center: bus lines 17, 18, 19 and CFF trains
– At Malley station in the direction of Renens: bus lines 32, 33, CFF trains
– At Provence station in the direction of the city center: bus line 16
– At Bourdonnette station in the direction of Renens: bus line 25
– At UNIL-Mouline station in the direction of Renens: bus line 31

The m1 will run normally between EPFL and Renens-Gare stations. Night and weekend work could take place in the concerned areas. Noise disturbances will be limited to the maximum.

Tickets may be purchased at the terminals of the substitute stops or at the m1 stops which will remain accessible. However, travelers are strongly recommended to use the texted message Ticket service (Billet SMS) or FAIRTIQ app to facilitate their purchase (more information on t-l.ch/456 and t-l.ch/fairtiq).

06.5 - 3.6.2019 - Mobility Survey at Innovation Park

Since 2006, the mobility survey has been jointly organized by EPFL and UNIL in order to better understand the evolution of your commuting and to dimension the measures of the Mobility Plan.

From 6 May until 3 June, we ask the EPFL Innovation Park collaborators to fill in the survey (anonymous).

 

Mobility survey EPFL Innovation Park 2019

EPFL Innovation Park Mobility Team
Emma Dorée, Real Estate &  Services Manager
Théo Bouchardy, Real Estate Coordinator
Aurélie Schick, Communication & Events

 

14.05.2019 - Bike Day at EPFL Innovation Park

Join us on Tuesday, May 14, for the next “Bike Day” at EPFL Innovation Park – in front of the J building – between 12pm and 2pm.

At your disposal: urban bicycles with electric assistance, mountain bikes, cargobikes, folding bicycles, etc.

With the presence of Tandem, the EPFL Bike Center and Sustainable Campus.

 

07.05.2019 - Parkshare, new user interface

07.5.2019 – EPFL Innovation Park is pleased to announce that ParkShare now has a more user-friendly interface.

Parkshare is a web application dedicated to companies and employees of EPFL Innovation Park for sharing parking spaces and occasionally booking parking spaces.

To know everything about this service, please click hereunder

ParkShare Info

01.03.2019 - New parking spaces with electric charging stations

Further to some requests and the mobility evolutions, EPFL Innovation Park is finalising a project to equip parking spaces with electric charging stations.

We are therefore pleased to inform you that 10 private parking spaces are going to be equipped with this charging system during this winter. We specify that it is not a creation of new parking spaces but the equipment of existing parking spaces.

Therefore, each parking space with a charging station will have to be exchanged with a normal parking space already rented by the tenant. Those parking spaces are going to be firstly located in the parking O. In case of a high demand, we will have the possibility to extend the offer.

The tenants interested who currently have parking spaces in the parking N will be able to make an exchange.

Because of the investments, those parking spaces are going to be rent at CHF 250.- per month without VAT. The effective power consumption is going to be billed 25 cts per kWh. It is specified that those installations are compatible with all electrical cars equipped with plugs of types 1 and 2. Even though, we highly recommend you to check the compatibility with your car.

The lease agreements will be, as usual, done directly with the companies located at EIP and not with individuals.

–> In case of confirmed interest, please contact us and specify the number of parking spaces wanted.

Because of the limited number of parking spaces available, we will attribute them based on first come first served.In parallel, we study the possibility to install public charging stations in our outdoor parking.

For any question, you can contact:

Julian BRUNO – Gestionnaire immobilier

 

FONDATION EPFL INNOVATION PARK ● Bâtiment C ● CH-1015 LAUSANNE

Tel. direct  +41 21 353 80 22 ● Tel. réception : +41 21 353 80 00

www.epfl-innovationpark.ch

 

28.09.2018 - Séance mobilité pour EPFL Innovation Park

Réservez la date du vendredi 28 septembre 2018 – 10h30 – 12h00 – dans votre agenda pour la séance annuelle consacrée à la mobilité.

Nous invitons les sociétés basées à l’EPFL Innovation Park à s’y joindre.

Détails et informations suivront par email.

28.09.2018 Roundabout at the entry of EPFL Innovation Park

The construction of a roundabout at the corssing of Av. du Tir-fédéral; Rue J-D. Colladon and Ch. de la Dent d’Oche will take place from From 10.09.2018 until the end of November 2018.

07.06.2018 - Cycling coachings

Hello Cyclists,

Many of you cycle to the campus. To improve your daily safety, EPFL Sustainable Campus is organizing during four weeks coaching sessions in small groups from the town centers of Lausanne, Morges, Renens and Prilly to EPFL.

A professional coach will introduce you to new itineraries leading to the campus and show you how to navigate urban traffic best during peak hours.

To respond to the preferences of as many people as possible, three types of courses are offered from each starting point:

  • Scenic ride and discovery: an itinerary avoiding traffic, in a more convivial and secure setting.
  • Quick and relaxed: an itinerary combining speed and safety.
  • Traffic and direct: a swift itinerary that uses the major roads of the urban area.

Further information on the coaching sessions and itineraries >>>  https://go.epfl.ch/bbM

Registration – free and open to all  >>> https://go.epfl.ch/bbN

I hope that many amongst you will join this new action and I take the opportunity to wish the best of luck to all students passing exams.

Have a good day and warm regards,

Luca Fontana, EPFL Sustainable Mobility Manager

24.04.2018 - Bike Day at EPFL Innovation Park

We take the opportunity to bring together some actors in soft mobility: PublikeTandemEPFL Bike Center EPFL sustainable campus!

Join us and :

  • test electric bikes; cargobikes; folding bikes
  • get a free check-up of your bike
  • register (or get information) to Bike to work
  • found out all information regarding soft mobility

No need to register, just come along. We are looking forward to your visit.

20.04.2018 - EPFL inaugurates its new Bike Center

20.04.18 – Today EPFL is inaugurating a new structure designed to house the Bike Center. The Center, which provides the EPFL community with bicycle repair services and buys and sells used bikes, was initially set up in 2005 in shipping containers. It has since become the focal point of the school’s cycling promotion policy, and this led to the construction of its new home: a simple, functional and elegant pavilion.

Located right in the center of the campus, the new Bike Center serves the entire EPFL community. It provides bike repair services, sells new bikes and equipment, buys and sells used bikes, and offers free classes on bike mechanics. People can also go there to wash and even fix their own bikes.

The Bike Center’s new home is a simple and functional structure that came out of the “Sustainable is Beautiful” architecture competition run by Professor Emmanuel Rey, the director of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST). Micael Lopes and Antoine Vauthey’s winning design, which beat some thirty other entries, was then developed under the guidance of the LAST with support from EPFL’s Real Estate and Infrastructures Department. The new Bike Center was built by a local carpentry firm using Swiss-certified wood sourced exclusively in forests close to EPFL in the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg. Funding was provided by the Students Foundation (FEE), the Mobility Fund, and the Real Estate and Infrastructures Department.

Human-powered mobility on the rise

EPFL, in conjunction with the municipal and cantonal authorities, has put in place a number of measures to encourage human-powered mobility – including cycling – as part of an effort to ensure long-term and eco-friendly access to the campus. The annual mobility study, which was first run in 2003, shows that the number of EPFL students and staff members riding their bikes to campus has risen over the past 15 years. The proportion of respondents who commute by bike rose by 8 percentage points to 24% in 2017, while the number of people driving fell by 12 percentage points to 18%. There are now more bikes than cars on the EPFL campus, and more bike parking spaces than car parking spaces as well.

This change is the result of a focused effort to encourage human-powered and shared transports and to discourage the use of individual motor vehicles. The various strategies and action plans were bolstered by the establishment in 2016 of EPFL’s Mobility Fund, which has been funded by the increase in parking fees, and the creation of the permanent position of sustainable mobility manager.

The new Bike Center represents an important step forward in the area of sustainability at a time when EPFL is aiming to become the first university campus in Switzerland to be carbon neutral by 2020. The Center will help facilitate the energy and social transition in the region through the key vector of mobility.

Source : EPFL Mediacom

 

29.03.2018 - Construction work on Avenue du Tir-Fédéral from March to mid-October 2018

29.03.2018 – The Vaud government’s general office for roads and mobility (DGMR) has informed us that construction work on the Avenue du Tir-Fédéral (RC 82) will take place from March until mid-October 2018.

This will include:

  • Improvements to the Marcolet intersection in Crissier and the Pontet intersection between Ecublens and Chavannes-près-Renens.
  • Construction of a pedestrian and bike path in Crissier (between Pont-Bleu and Marcolet) and another one in Ecublens (from Chemin des Clos to Chemin de la Raye).
  • Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Chemin de la Dent d’Oche and Route de Colladon in Ecublens.
  • Repairs to the pavement, curbs and surface along the entire stretch of road.

In addition, from 26 March to 15 May, construction work around Les Triaudes will be carried out at night, when the M1 is not running.

Please be extra cautious during the construction work, especially given the many cyclists who use these roads.

>>> For more information (in French only) – Construction work on Avenue du Tir-Fédéral (PDF)

6.02.2018 - Removal of the abandoned bikes

06.02.2018 Some abandoned bikes are regularly reported by the students and the members of the community of the EPFL/EPFL Innovation Park. In order to vacate some parking spaces for bikes, the EPFL’s Unit Sustainable Campus will have them removed between 9th February and 16th March 2018.

As it is sometimes difficult to distinguish an abandoned bike from another one which is just in poor condition, a label will be sticked on every bike parked on the campus.

The owners will have then to remove the label before mid-March or their bike will be taken away and stored before being recycled or sold at the Bike Center with the support of the Students Foundation of the EPFL (FEE).

Best regards,

EPFL Innovation Park

20.04.2018 EPFL inaugurates its new Bike Center

public transport operators TL and MBC, we are delighted to announce important improvements in the m1 metro and the Morges Bière Cossonay (MBC) buses service. This evolution is the most important one since 2006 and arises as a response to the high expectations of travelers on these lines.

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27.09.2017 - Bike parking: construction work

As a response to the growing demand in bike parking, around 600 additional spaces will be deployed in the coming weeks. Some bicycle racks will have to be removed to make way for two-storey models.

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26-28.09.2017 - Mobility Workshops organized with companies at EPFL Innovation Park

In order to identify companies’ needs and to provide cooperative and innovative solutions, 2 workshops have been organized : they included the sharing of best practices by a companies of EPFL Innovation Park and group work focused on target population and travel categories. Those workshops have helped to design an action plan.

26.06.2017 - Electric cargo bikes now available for use, free of charge, at EPFL

Starting today, three electric cargo bikes will be available for use on campus to transport heavy or bulky objects.

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