Historically, the development of the area around Orly has reflected a desire to connect the airport and important zones of economic activity to the capital as quickly as possible, to the detriment of a workable local network. Expressways have been given a lot of space, providing access and facilitating traffic flow within the territory but they make it difficult to get around locally. Various natural obstacles (such as the Seine), and infrastructures (such as the airport), and large hubs of activity also continue to impede mobility.
Within the framework of its partnership programme, Apur has been working particularly on the road network at the centre of the conurbation. The Orly Rungis Seine Amont Public Development Organisation (EPA ORSA) invited Apur to help elaborate the section of the project they are running for the Greater Orly Tertiary Development Committee (CDT du Grand Orly) that deals with mobility via road and public transport.
This study carries on the work already begun by the Val-de-Marne General Council and forms part of wider on-going discussions concerning the development of available transport and travel facilities (at an operational and strategic level). As diagnostics are now widely shared, this study should enable discussions and proposals for the various projects to become operational in liaison with the main public partners while paying particular attention to the features of the territory, both present and future (in particular urban transformation). The aim of the study is to put forward a way of phasing priority actions and suggest a strategy for their implementation, taking into account urban project timescales, the arrival of public transport services and the connections and the leverage effect between the various projects.