Some thirty regions already use Flowly to track and analyse movement flows with a view to adjusting the mobility offer. Attending to the need in a specific region, getting used to new sanitary constraints, restructuring part of, or the entire network, calibrating our offer, estimating fraud, increasing productivity… Flowly is able to meet all these objectives in record time.
Cross-tabulate mobility data to efficiently restructure their network
Heading to Reunion Island where the organisation of bus routes is disrupted by significant delays, erratic trip duration and other route variables, hence upsetting the users. Flowly assessed the ridership of one intercity route. Outcome : a bus route divided into two, optimised travelling time and an increase in the number of travellers.
The Alternéo offer had to be modernised, especially the « Littoral » bus route, after having remained unchanged for 10 years. Indeed, sticking to schedules became complicated due to traffic jams. To address this situation, we proposed to the community to split the bus route into two. That is when Flowly was rolled out on an experimental basis, hence allowing us to better understand the movements of passengers using the route and trip duration, therefore confirming our decision. It also allowed us to strengthen our approach regarding two other bus routes, for which Flowly proposed to us an additional tool during the sanitary crisis. The objective was to understand the operational conditions and commercial resultswhile ticketing was put in a dormant phase and low validation data did not mirror the real statistics on the use of the services
Managing Director of SEMITTEL in Réunion Island
Deployment of Flowly
In October 2019, 10 buses of « Litto » – an interurban route – were equipped with Flowly sensors. 40,000 trips were analysed on this route, which connects L’Étang-Salé to Petite-Île.
Flowly showed that movements along this route (35 km and 75 stops) are mainly short and take place with the municipalities.
The creation of two distinct routes that overlap on a common path:
Étang-Salé/St Pierre et St Louis/Petite-Île.
The reorganisation does not disrupt the movements of regular clients. It focusses on services and satisfies the main flows.
Substantial delays, occuring before the reorganisation, have ceased.
The number of people using of public transport increased again at the beginning of 2020 !
As we use Flowly, we realise that we are able to attend to several needs, such as adjusting the routes and the speed, estimating fraud level or updating the schedule. Flowly is a comprehensive analysis platform that is made available to operations directors !
Innovation Director – France Transdev
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