The pdM has been developed by ATM and approved in July 2007. Based on an integrated approach, it covers passenger and freight transport and aims at guaranteeing a high level of accessibility while reducing the environmental impacts of public transport.
According to the pdM, the following targets must be attained by 2012:
- evolution of modal split so that sustainable transport means
support 2/3 of the total mobility in the region,
- increase of total share of public transport by 5 points percentage by deriving trips from private cars to public transport,
- decrease of energy consumption per inhabitant linked to transport activities by more than 7.5 %,
- decrease of CO2 emissions by 20,5% and of pollutant particles(PM10) by 48%,
- decrease of casualties which should be 25% below the 2005
The pdM draws 90 actions, and in particular:
- to reduce urban sprawl by modifying some regulatory frameworks,
- to increase public transport patronage by 30% and to reduce car mobility by 13%, improving bus efficiency with dedicated bus lanes and priority traffic lights and enhancing car sharing and car pooling,
- to foster walking and bicycle use by building 150 Km of regional bicycle lanes,
- to curb emissions by promoting cleaner vehicles, reducing fossil fuel consumption and reducing the average maximum speed on metropolitan motorways.
A wide consultation process was conducted of over 150 institutions and around 300 other stakeholders to ensure interests at large were taken into account.