In Essonne, several companies have mobilized to allow their fellow citizens to freely access the Lisses Activity Zone. A commitment that has borne fruit as the benefits benefit everyone today, both employees and employers, and visitors and residents of the perimeter.
Until recently, the Lisses business park was very poorly served. Difficult to get there for any outside person not conveyed and for the surrounding inhabitants.
Only a bus line allowed access, leaving travelers far from the entrance to the area, the rest of the way to be walked. A true marathon for these travelers, knowing that the zone of activated extends on 110 hectares.
It is thanks to the association of several companies based on the Leonardo da Vinci Park, and therefore directly concerned, that things have been able to change. In fact, the Confluence association, which has 11 companies and no less than 600 employees, is actively involved so that all users of the sector can circulate easily on the business area thanks to a service of adapted transportation.
An approach aimed at developing the economic activity of the sector
The difficulties of access to the business area of Lisses belong to the past.
Indeed, the approach initiated by the member companies of the Confluence association was intended to bring many benefits: facilitate access and therefore hiring in the area of activities, improve the daily lives of users and residents, attracting new companies and develop the economic activity of the sector.
A real challenge for local mobility
For Eric Peters, President of Confluence and CEO of SOLUTYS Group “The steps were long but it was worth it. Today and thanks to the support of local public actors, Lisses town hall, Greater Paris South, Ile de France Mobilités and the TICE society (Intercommunal Transport Center Essonne) in particular, our business park has an extension the route of the bus line between Evry Courcouronnes RER D station and the Léonard de Vinci technology park. The offer goes well beyond this extension since the extension of the bus line is also accompanied by a new transport service on demand, a first in the Ile de France. “
Pioneers in Ile de France for the on-demand transport service
Today, users of the Lisses Activity Zone and the surrounding inhabitants can benefit from a more flexible mode of transport that is at their request. This new ‘Flexigo’ service complements the already existing regular bus lines and offers passengers additional mobility comfort thanks to the use of modern vehicles. To use this service, nothing more simple: just book his trip by phone at 081040102 at least 1 hour before and buy his ticket by SMS (sending the word TICE to 93100). The customer is charged directly on his phone package, a real innovation. And for those with a ticket, just validate their Navigo pass or ticket T. Very practical, this service works with existing stops and the time slot is wide enough to cover all trips, 5 hours from morning until 8 pm in the evening. Halfway between mobility and uberisation of public transport, the ” Flexigo ” transport is part of a truly eco-responsible approach since it uses last generation shuttles for a cleaner transport.
Results that meet business expectations
“We are very pleased with the introduction of these new transportation services. Not only do they provide the connection between the RER station and our area of activity, but above all, the “Flexigo” on-demand transport service allows free movement within the business park and its surroundings. A benefit that was missing from this idyllic setting and that we can offer today to all users and all businesses. Says Eric Peters.
The Leonardo da Vinci Business Park hosts hi-tech or middle-tech activities as well as the headquarters of renowned companies. A list that should grow rapidly thanks to the actions of the Confluence association. Indeed if the Leonardo da Vinci Park offers an exceptional working environment just 30 minutes from Paris, with these new transport services facilitating access, new sites should intervene quickly and allow the economic activity of the sector to develop. . A course that could also inspire and motivate many other cities.
The Confluence association and the Lisses business park
Confluence is an association that brings together representatives of companies located in the Leonardo da Vinci Business Park in Lisses near Evry. Located on a privileged site in a preserved environment, 15 km from Paris and at the crossroads of the A6 and the N104, the Leonardo da Vinci Business Park benefits from the proximity of the urban center of Evry-Courcouronnes, the Evry-Courcouronnes RER station and Orly airport.
It really offers a privileged working environment, offering 10 hectares of green spaces, sports activities for employees, a hotel-restaurant, the proximity of Genopole® Evry, the National School of Computer Science for industry and the Enterprise, the University of Evry, and the regional shopping center Evry2.