The ADP group, manager of the Paris airports of Roissy and Orly, announced Thursday the launch of a plan to make the Orly platform more accessible by bike for employees and residents. At a cost of 12 million euros financed by ADP, the program called "Paris-Orly By Cycle 2030" includes the construction of new cycle paths, continuous and secure linking terminals and business parks to neighboring municipalities.
The airport in the south of Paris must have nearly 6 kilometers of new cycle paths by 2030, compared to 1 kilometer today. The program also includes the installation of hoops and showers, according to the group.
Land access to Paris-Orly airport – passengers and employees – now represents 41% of the platform's ground CO2 emissions, which management wants to reduce to zero by 2030. An important decarbonization lever is to promote soft mobility among its 90,000 employees. 90% of them currently come to work by car. The development of public transport, starting with the extension of metro line 14 in mid-2024, will help a lot.
In addition, 4500 employees of the platform (about 20%) are domiciled within a radius of less than 10 kilometers, as much potential for developing the use of bicycles, "says the management of ADP in a press release. She wants 10% of Orly employees to come by bike by 2030, according to a spokeswoman.