Lyon and the European project OPTICITIES, Transport and mobility strategies for smart cities

logo du projet européen Opticities, smart mobility
Duration of the European project:

2013 - 2016

Topics addressed in the European project:
  • Smart city,
  • Urban mobility.
Lead partner in the European project:

Grand Lyon (France)

The status of Lyon in the European project:

lead partner

Name of the European programme:

FP7 - Transport

Partner cities of Lyon involved in the European project:

Birmingham (United Kingdom), Gothenburg (Sweden), Turin (Italy).

Other partners in the European project:

City of Madrid (Spain), City of Worclaw (Poland), Eurocities network, LUTB Transport & Mobility Systems (associated partner), other private and university structures.

Budget for the European project:

Total cost: 13 011 132.00 EUR
European funding: 8 997 972.00 EUR

OPTICITIES aims to roll out in other European cities the concept of Optimod'Lyon: a set of urban mobility data steered by the public and open to the private sector in order to test innovative tools. Launched in 2013, the programme offers a standardisation for access to data, intergrates traffic forecasting in regulation systems and tests a unique service providing continuity between the multimodal navigation application and on-board systems in cars  (smartphones, vehicle GPS).

Lyon's involvement in the European project OPTICITIES

Grand Lyon is leading the OPTICITIES project to face the challenges of an integrated multimodal transport system.


Christophe Meunier

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

responsable affaires européennes

Clémence Thibaut

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

cheffe de projets affaires européennes, correspondante à Bruxelles