The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental agency in Europe. Following a 2009 reform, the CNRS is divided into 10 institutes including the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS).

LET (Transport Economics Laboratory) is a joint academic research unit specialised in transport economics and use analysis. The laboratory is not an independent legal entity but rather jointly financially and administratively managed by the CNRS and the University of Lyon (Université Lumière Lyon 2 / ULL). ULL will be a Third Party to CNRS (according to special clause 10).

LET uses concepts and tools of these disciplines, in order to analyse daily mobility and activity location, model passenger and freight transportation, and develop economic evaluation of transport policy. LET members publish regularly in international peer-reviewed journals. LET has a contract-based research activity in response to public bodies needs.

Role in the project

CNRS is mainly involved in task 3-2 in Multimodal Mobility Management. More precisely CNRS-LET develops decision support tool for policy makers in urban areas like accessibility maps or graphic mobility management tools.

CNRS is also involved in dissemination activities.


WP3 - Decision support tools

WP8 – Dissemination

Key contributions

Involved in WP3, CNRS develops a comprehensive assessment of a panel of strategies based on accessibility measurement and other graphic mobility tools. It aims to assess impacts of new mobility services, infrastructures or changes in the urban environment.

Recommendation guidelines for multimodal mobility management is also proposed.