Mobility Challenge rules

The 2019 edition of the Sophia Antipolis Mobility Challenge is being organised by the ADEME and Sophia Club Entreprises, with support from the Sophia Antipolis Urban Community Authority and local partners.

1- Aim

The Mobility Challenge seeks to promote transport alternatives to people using their own cars (walking, cycling, public transport, car-sharing, etc.) and teleworking for people commuting to work at Sophia Antipolis Technology Park. It also promotes good mobility practice by employees themselves or their companies that make it easier for their staff to use other forms of transport.


2- Timetable

The Challenge takes place on 19 September 2019.
An awards ceremony will be held in early October 2019.


3- Challenge procedures

The event is open to all companies based at Sophia Antipolis and participation is free.
Those companies taking part can compete in several categories based on the number of staff they employ:

  • 1 to 19 employees
  • 20 to 99 employees
  • 100 to 499 employees
  • 500+ employees

Companies based on several sites can each take part separately or together. Only those sites within Sophia Antipolis Technology Park can take part.
Only the home-to-work journeys of staff working at Sophia Antipolis will be counted (journeys made by service providers and visitors don't count).
The challenge works on trust by each person saying they have used an alternative form of transport to come to work.


4- Registration

Companies can register directly on the website from 23 May 2019 until 18 September 2019.
Each participating organisation must nominate a contact person.


5- Participating organisation responsibilities

For an organisation to take part, they must:

  • Register on the dedicated website,
  • Inform all staff about the event at least one week before the Challenge
  • Count the number of people using alternative forms of transport (number of people and kilometres travelled using alternative transport) using the forms available, or ask each employee to register separately on the website in order to take part,
  • Send in the results by 5pm on 27 September 2019./li>
  • The winning organisation must attend the awards ceremony in early October 2019.

Those companies taking part must count their members of staff coming to work using alternative forms of transport on the Challenge day and/or those companies having taken up one or more challenge. Only those organisations that count their staff using alternative forms of transport will be featured in the overall rankings.


6 – Winner selection process

The winning organisations in each category will be those with the highest participation rates:


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS / STAFF PRESENT IN THE ORGANISATION ON CHALLENGE DAY


In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen based on the modal shift criterion (number of km using a different mode of transport).

If an organisation hasn't recorded the number of staff present on the day of the Challenge, the total number of employees in the organisation will be used to calculate the result.


7- Communication

Organisations taking part agree to let the Challenge organisers and their partners divulge their results.

By contrast, the details required on each company when registering will not be made public. This data is only available to the Challenge organisers and the service provider.


8- Cancellation, extension

The organiser reserves the right to cancel, cut short, or postpone the event if circumstances dictate, without having to justify its decision.


9- Data protection

In application of Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data processing, data files and liberties, the organisers have permission to communicate data and information on the use of its programme to third parties for programme management purposes. All participants have the right to access, amend or delete personal information by writing to the ADEME, Transport Department, 500 Route des Lucioles, 06 560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis,


ALL COMPANIES SIGNING-UP FOR THE CHALLENGE AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE PRESENT RULES.