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Soft mobility and urban services

The Group's construction businesses work hand-in-hand with local authorities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport by building cycle paths and tram lines, and by developing a dynamic road-marking solution called Flowell.

Bouygues designs, builds and operates third places that enable workers to avoid unnecessary journeys. The Group offers state-of-the-art solutions for pooling urban services networks, optimising them and thus reducing their investment and maintenance costs.

Bouygues can also install sensors to collect data that is useful for new urban services that have the potential to generate energy savings.


Dijon, the first smart city in France

The municipality of Dijon awarded a contract to install and manage urban infrastructure to a consortium made up of Bouygues Energies & Services and Citelum, alongside Suez and Capgemini, which will provide new services to the inhabitants of Dijon and its surrounding area. A single connected control centre for remotely managing services and public infrastructure, launched in April 2019, will provide a 65% saving in the energy consumed by street lighting, amongst other things.

Some of the other innovations implemented include CityBox® by Bouygues Energies & Services. This system enables street lamps to be used to provide a variety of services.


The augmented road by Colas

Flowell is a dynamic, adaptable and scalable road-marking solution by Colas that will optimise urban space, traffic flow, safety, and the coexistence of multiple forms of transport on the same road surfaces. Installed on existing roads, Flowell adapts infrastructure to the needs of the local authority, in both urban and rural areas, in real time.

The Wattway solar road, developed by Colas, contains photovoltaic cells that can generate electricity.


Nature in the city

Bouygues Construction and Bouygues Immobilier draw on BiodiverCity, the first international label to recognise construction and renovation projects that take urban biodiversity into consideration. The Group has several projects certified with the BiodiverCity label, such as the eco-neighbourhoods Neo-C in Créteil and Font-Pré in Toulon, Challenger in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt.

In 2018, Bouygues Construction and Bouygues Immobilier signed up to the Act4nature initiative for the protection of biodiversity. Its aims are to protect, promote and restore biodiversity by bringing together those players who have the resources to make a difference and by providing tangible solutions for the preservation of wildlife.


Wojo (the new name for Nextdoor), a blend of the words “work” and “mojo”, is an offer of co-working spaces by Bouygues Immobilier that helps to optimise commuting to and from work.

(Updated: 08 October 2019)