And if the A10 opened the urban passage(s)?
Peripheries and urban crossings concentrate the most important traffic. his is also where the issue of urban integration of the infrastructure and the facilities putting forward shared and collective uses of the highway is the strongest. Aware of the multimodal role of today’s urban motorways and their possible association with urban projects, VINCI Autoroutes wants to put its expertise as a territory developer at large cities projects’ disposal.
VINCI Autoroutes designs, builds, finances and operates 4,386 km of highways in France, and receives daily more than 2 million customers in the networks of its four concessionaires: ASF, Cofiroute and Escota Arcour. In particular, it operates the A10, with express buses (every 2 minutes during rush hours) and the first motorway station in Europe at Briis-sous-Forges in Ile-de-France. VINCI Autoroutes also operates expressways in California, as well as systems and structures in Germany and the UK.
Fully committed to the full and proper performance of public service as delegated by the State under the concession contracts, VINCI Autoroutes mobilizes all its employees in an ongoing drive to improve customer service. Partner, over time, with the State and local authorities, VINCI Autoroutes serves the regional planning policies and aims to meet the mobility needs of residents.
In Tours agglomeration in particular, VINCI Autoroutes, together with the collectivity, conducts prospective studies on the integration and use of the A10 motorway within the city. An first program has been conducted in partnership with the City Planning Agency in 2013, mobilizing skills of landscapers, architects, planners and anthropologists to take a fresh look at the infrastructure and identify issues of a strengthened dialogue between the motorway and the city.
Several issues have emerged: increased use of the infrastructure through shared mobility, use of infrastructure as mean to discover landscapes at all scales, improved crossing of the highway (above and underneath) around new urban projects.
The Passages program, coordinated by City in the move institute, gives an international exposure to the discussions held in Tours agglomeration. It also helps to mobilize international experts and cross and shift the look thanks to other experiments conducted on these same themes in other metropolitan areas. The principle of action “small move big impact” fits perfectly with Vinci Auroroutes’ desire to act in Tours.