France: Dijon challenges residents to go car-free for a month

Since the beginning of March, close to a hundred residents in Dijon, France, have decided to leave their car in a city car park for a whole month. This initiative led by DiviaMobilités, the network operated by Keolis Dijon, and Dijon Métropole, the local transport authority, aims to promote alternatives to personal cars and discover new ways of moving around the city.

Following the success of this campaign when it was first trialled in 2016, DiviaMobilités and Dijon Métropole decided to repeat 'Dijon without my car' from 2 to 30 March 2019.

A free and unlimited access to all DiviaMobilités network services during one month

As part of the four-week trial, 99 residents will leave their car in the recently inaugurated car park DiviaPark Monge, and use other modes of transport instead, such as bus, trams, bike-sharing, car-sharing and walking.

This trial provides participants with free and unlimited access to all DiviaMobilités network services during this time.

'Dijon without my car': an experience supported by various partners

The range of mobility solutions in Dijon has been expanded thanks to the support of various partners including Citiz BFC for car-sharing, Proxy Cycle for bike and electric scooter testing, and Mon coursier de quartier for shopping delivery and the accompaniment of children to extra-curricular activities.

Throughout the month-long campaign, the DiviaMobilités team will offer trial participants a series of workshops with practical tips such as how to cycle safely in the city, another focused on the sharing of best practice for transport users, as well as a behind-the-scenes visit of network operations.

You can follow the testimonials and feedback of participants on DiviaMobilités Twitter and Facebook pages.