Glossary of parking and mobility


Certain definitions are taken from the methodological guide "Parking surveys" published by CEREMA (November 1997, republished in October 2000).
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In terms of parking and mobility studies, article R311-1 du Code de la route ; soit essentiellement les poids lourds (camions et autocars), les voitures et camionnettes (véhicules personnels et véhicules utilitaires) et les deux-roues (deux-roues motorisés et vélos).">vehicle defined in article R311-1 of the Highway Code ; i.e. mainly heavy goods vehicles (trucks and coaches), cars and vans (personal vehicles and commercial vehicles) and two-wheelers (motorized two-wheelers and bicycles).
suction cup vehicle
Vehicle that remains parked in the same place for a very long time, on the road or on the road.
See cycle
Electrically assisted bicycle (VAE) Synonyms - Cycle with assisted pedaling
cargo bike
Bicycle intended for the transport of loads or people, with two (two-wheeled) or three (three-wheeled) wheels, equipped with a trunk, a tray or a tray, at the front or at the rear.
Self-service bicycles (VLS)
Automated system for making bicycles available ( rental or loan, with or without subscription ) for a short period (a few minutes or tens of minutes) and generally making it possible to return the bicycle elsewhere than where it was taken.
Waiting bicycles are attached to a dedicated terminal, therefore parked in a space reserved for this service, on the road. Note: Some stations offer specific advantages, particularly in terms of borrowing time, for example at a terminal station on a tram line (Vcub+ in Bordeaux) or at an "altitude" station (bonus V'+ for Vélib' in Paris) .
This neologism with still uncertain employment generally designates a multi-service place combining secure parking for bicycles, often guarded, with various services (rental, repair, etc.). Written in one word or two, it is also a proper noun (association, stores).
Motorist coming to park in a given place on an occasional basis. The parking time for visitors is generally low (less than 2 or 3 hours). See also Schedule .
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