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Cycling: it’s good for your health, air quality and climate! This page presents the initiatives implemented at Cerfacs to promote the daily use of bicycles.

News & Events

Cerfacs is on the podium of the “Allons Y A Vélo” challenge for the second time winning this year the silver medal in its category 100-500 employees. During the “Allons-Y À Vélo” period (May 30th – June 10th) 38.8% of Cerfacs employees came to work by bike during at least 5 consecutive days!

“Allons-Y À Vélo” is a campaign organised by the association “2 Pieds 2 Roues” and “La Maison du Vélo de Toulouse” to promote the use of the bicycle for every day travels; all details can be found on allonsyavelo.le-pic.org

Cerfacs also started participating in the national program “Objectif Employeur Pro vélo” … more news very soon!

The map of the routes of Cerfacs cyclists

Many people come to Cerfacs daily by bike. Here is the map of their itineraries. Feel free to contact velo@cerfacs.fr if you want more information about these trips, or if you want to add your route!

Bicycle mileage allowance (Forfait Mobilité Durable – FMD)

Since January 1, 2021, Cerfacs has implemented the bicycle mileage allowance (FMD for Forfait Mobilité Durable) for its employees, according to this agreement, which regulates its terms. If you are a Cerfacs employee and wish to benefit from the  FMD (up to 500 Euros per year), first read the document on bicycle safety rules and then complete and sign the FMD payment request form. The  will be paid quarterly upon presentation of the completed template file.

Self-service bicycles

Do you need a bike for a race in Les Pradettes, to get around the campus, or even to go home one night because your car broke down?

Two bicycles are in self-service, one pink and white and one green just outside the old building. Feel free to take advantage of it. The keys are available at the Cerfacs reception desk and in the F4 office (NW corner of the old building). You will then be asked to sign a release form.

Repair material

Repair equipment is available in office D2 (just next to the GLOBC meeting room). There is also an inflation and repair station with a stem and various tools on the parking lot of the social centre on the right as you leave Météo-France.

Nearest bicycle-Toulouse station

The nearest Toulouse Velô station is located 700 m from the entrance to the site at the junction between Chemin Reboul and Chemin du Marin, and there are also some at Les Pradettes and Route de Saint-Simon. All the details on the Vélô Toulouse website.

Cyclist mailing list on Météo France campus

Finally, if you are interested to interact with other cyclists on Météo France campus, you can register to velo-meteopole@meteo.fr (send an empty mail to sympa@meteo.fr with in the Subject “subscribe velo-meteopole@meteo.fr FirstName FamilyName”)

Bike contact at Cerfacs: velo@cerfacs.fr

NEWS

Medal of the Academy of Air and Space: 3 CERFACS researchers awarded !

Brigitte Yzel |  11 July 2022

The Air and Space Academy awarded Carlos Pérez Arroyo, Gabriel Staffelbach and Jérôme Dombard with the Vermeil medal 2022, to honor the excellence of their work in the realization of the FULLEST project, the first high-fidelity simulation of an aircraft engine. Thanks to PRACE for awarding the access to the Joliot-Curie supercomputer (GENCI hosted at CEA/TGCC) and to DGAC for the funding of the ATOM project (No 2018-39) led by SAFRAN Tech. FULLEST also benefited from developments done in European projects:  EXCELLERAT (H2020 823691) and EPEEC (H2020 801051).  Read more


ROLAND GLOWINSKI CONFERENCE IN PARIS FROM JULY 5th to 7th

CERFACS |  4 July 2022

CERFACS will participate to the Paris meeting dedicated to the memory of Roland Glowinski from July 5th to 7th. Thierry Poinsot will present the advances of HPC in the field of energy and combustion. Roland Glowinski was CERFACS direcfor for 3 years in the 90s and largely shaped present activities of our research center.Read more

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