Mobility Plan

Alternative Mobility Measures


Promoting the Improvement of Cycling and Pedestrian Networks both Inside and Outside CERN

An essential aspect to encourage the use of alternative  mobility is the enhancement of infrastructure and increased safety.

Objectives and actions 2024-2028

  • Improve and upgrade 20 km of sidewalks, pedestrian paths, and cycling lanes across different CERN sites:
    • Develop a plan to enhance cycling and pedestrian paths for Meyrin sites, prioritizing actions and establishing synergies with ongoing or planned infrastructure projects.
    • Collaborate with local authorities to promote the creation of new, safe cycling lanes in the region.


Bicycle Parking Infrastructure

To encourage the use of alternative means such as bicycles, scooters, or walking, it is necessary to increase and improve access to certain infrastructures like parking.

Objectives and actions 2024-2028

  • Increase the community accessing the site by bike or by foot up to 30% (compared to 19% nowadays):
    • Increase available bicycle parking spaces by 1600 (3000 spaces available during peak periods).
    • Increase covered bicycle parking spaces by 500 (1300 spaces available year-round).
    • Install new parking zones to provide users with a designated bicycle area within 25-50 m of their building.
    • Install new covered parking zones to provide bike users covered spaces within 100 m of their building in the Meyrin and Prévessin sites.
    • Install 10 private electric bicycle charging points for CERN’s community.


Expanding and Diversifying the Available CERN Bicycle Fleet

Access to CERN bicycles (both standard and electric) has been highly successful in recent years. With the development and improvement of adapted infrastructures, it will also be necessary to increase and enhance the shared bicycle fleet. Over the next few years, depending on demand, new conditions of use will be analysed in order to adapt the service to changing needs (new possible destinations depending on new cycle paths, time of use, private use for certain groups, etc.).

Objectives and actions 2024-2028

  • Increase the number of km for internal displacements by bike in 50%:
    • Increase the number of electric bicycles in the shared fleet to 100 during the whole year.
    • Create 20 new stations for electric bicycle parking at CERN.
    • Increase the number of conventional bicycles available for loan/rental based on demand.


Optimization of the Internal CERN Suttle Network and Infrastructure

In accordance with studies conducted in recent years, adjusting the schedules, routes and frequencies of certain shuttle circuits can allow the optimization of resources and improve service level.

Objectives and actions 2024-2028

  • Adapt shuttle schedules and frequencies to reduce service cost per traveller by 10%.
  • Install shelters at sensitive or high-traffic shuttle stop points (LHC-2, LHC-5, LHC-8, Building 300/Entrance B).
  • Carry out a feasibility study for implementing complementary measures (on-demand services, dynamically adapted routes based on travellers, etc.).



Incentives to Promote Alternative Transportation

In recent years, initiatives such as "Bike to Work" have seen increasing success and participation, leading to the creation of the "Bike-to-CERN" platform. These initiatives are crucial for raising awareness and promoting sustainable mobility. This mobility plan proposes to support such initiatives by offering small rewards in collaboration with regional partners to encourage the use of sustainable means of transportation.

Objectives and actions 2024-2028

  • Promotion of sustainable mobility in all areas of life and work at CERN:
    • Analysis to propose incentives among users who access CERN on a minimum of 80% of days using sustainable transportation.
    • Promote and sponsor of the “Bike to Work” event.
    • Establish collaborations/partnerships with local businesses in the alternative mobility sector.