Out of a million vehicles analyzed between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., when leaving for work, only 14.8% carried more than one person.
The rate of “autosolism” is 87% between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. then begins to decrease to reach 79% at 10:00 a.m.
This second barometer published by Vinci results from the analysis of traffic between May and June 2022 on motorways near eleven major French cities.
“Autosolism” has increased sharply in the spring in some areas compared to the first analyzes of Vinci in the fall of 2021.
The proportion of drivers alone in their car reached 98.6% on the A11 motorway near Nantes (5.4%) and 81.5% on the A10 south of Paris (9.2%).
The fight against “autosolism”, in particular via carpooling, is an important way to limit traffic and therefore air pollution.
“We are convinced that shared mobility can be used in commuting: it is up to all mobility players, operators, communities, the State, travel associations, to consult together and provide concrete solutions” , emphasizes Amélia Rung, Development Director of VINCI Autoroutes.
Motorways represent 1% of the French road network, but 30% of the distances traveled and 25% of CO2 emissions from transport, according to the Road Union.
Vinci, which markets its counting solution via its subsidiary Cyclope.ai, plans to publish two updates to its barometer per year.