The organisation is located in a highly rural area, with 12 to 14 inhabitants per square kilometre (in comparison: 12 per sq. km in Inner Mongolia and 8 in the Sahara). Mobility solutions are difficult to roll out as the solutions impact just a fraction of the people concerned. The organisation started by developing ridesharing, but this service doesn’t work for people without an Internet connection or for short journeys. The aim, then, is to foster hitchhiking by making it safer, through member and driver registration, a best practices charter, and a special kit including yellow bracelets for enhanced visibility and car stickers. The organisation also organises events, including races in which contestants hitchhike their way to victory.
Covoiturage Spontané has developed the “Stop Pouce” network by setting up signs indicating hitchhiking spots and creating meeting points. It has already installed 15 signs. In 2016-2017 it aims to grow to departmental size after two years of smaller-scale trials. The Foundation’s support concerns the purchase of 40 signs.
Other projects social inclusion
Convergences Plurielles is an approved authorisation that runs an integration project workshop aimed at contributing to public policy and the fight against exclusion and for employment by working to remove employment obstacles through mobility assistance. It has opened a socially-responsible...Read more
The club is looking to acquire a sixth refrigerated vehicle to transport food prepared in partner hotels and restaurants to social canteens. Four social canteens are currently supplied using these vehicles, with a fifth due to open at year's end;...Read more