Scope of the contract
The increase in the number of workers on both sides of the border has led to a sharp rise in car traffic and pollution. The French and Swiss public authorities decided to join forces to implement solutions adapted to a sparsely populated area, in order to pool resources and means on a regional scale.
Following an in-depth analysis of commuting traffic in 2010, the authorities decided to implement an ambitious policy to promote carpooling in order to avoid “single occupant vehicle use” and the proliferation of public transport solutions of questionable relevance. This cross-border project, financed by all the parties involved, led to the creation of the “Jura Arc Carpooling” scheme.
Canton of Neuchâtel, Canton of Vaud, Jura bernois, Nord Vaudois, Neuchâtel Mountains Region, Neuchâtel Littoral Region, Val-de-Ruz, Val-de-Travers, Vallée de Joux
Commissariat du Massif du Jura, Communauté de communes des Portes du Haut-Doubs, Parc Naturel Régional du Doubs Horloger, Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura, Pays du Haut-Doubs, Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
180 companies are already involved in the Jura Arc car-sharing project.
25% of employees in the participating companies use the car-sharing scheme.
The number of car-poolers has doubled in 10 years.
Annual savings for a carpooler: 6,500km, 1.1 tonnes of CO2 and more than CHF 2,000.-.