Transportation and Mobility
Studies and publications
Acceptability and impacts on society
The idea of automated driving is not new, it dates back to the 1930s. Autonomous vehicles are held to be the next shift in the automotive and mobility fields. These vehicles are likely to have a broad spectrum of impacts on our society. Yet, public authorities haven’t really ...
April 2018 Dany Nguyen-Luong, Jérémy Courel, Cédric Cariou
Greater Roissy-Le Bourget Key Figures
Located 30 km north of the center of Paris, the Paris CDG & Le Bourget Area is the leading gateway to the French and European markets. At the heart of Europe’s primary economic region, this zone has an exceptional concentration of high quality infrastructure (two ...
Governance of airport areas: the cases of Stockholm and Amsterdam
Note rapide Governance, #9
Airports, large cities’ international points of entry, are essential to the connectivity and proper functioning of these cities, now dominated by flows. Metropolisation is impelling their role to evolve, from simple transport infrastructure facilities into instruments of ...
October 2017 Tanguy Le Goff, Pauline Zeiger
Sustainable Airport Areas
Second workshop of the Metropolis initiative “How can we produce a sustainable airport area?”
This report presents the outcomes of the second workshop held in Atlanta on September 20, 2016. This workshop took place almost one year after the October 2015 Paris workshop. Participants in the workshop included representatives from six international airports (Atlanta, ...
September 2016 Teodora Nikolova, Martin Hervouët
The challenges encountered in producing an ideal airport area
First workshop of the Metropolis initiative “How can we produce a sustainable airport area?” The initiative “How can we produce a sustainable airport area?” proposes, by exchanging experiences, to identify and to transfer the good practices enabling public managers and ...
The French Tram School
At its peak in 1925, trams were the main means of passenger transport in France and the network comprised 1,100 km of track for the Paris region alone. With the spread of the motorcar, the networks were dismantled in Paris from 1925 to 1937, and until 1966 in Valenciennes. ...
April 2014 Lieu du Design, IAU île-de-France
Ground access to large European airports
Note rapide Mobiliy, no. 570
Thanks to extensive road transport connections, all major European airports provide public transport services that meet the demands of users to a greater or lesser extent. This is evident in the wide variations in public transport usage by air passengers.Meeting the ...
September 2011 Danièle Navarre
Airports and surrounding areas
Cahiers, no. 139-140
With Orly Airport and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris Region boasts the sixth largest airport system in the world. Air transport is essential to Paris Region residents and to the regional economy, but relations are difficult between the airports and the local areas ...
Transportation in large cities: for an overall strategy
Cahiers, no. 128
The purpose of this second issue of Les Cahiers dedicated to transportation in large cities is to describe the trends in those cities' policies. The goals are not entirely new: developing public transportation and reducing road congestion are unquestionable concerns, as it ...
Transportation in large cities: current thoughts
Cahiers, no. 127
Transportation is a key factor of dynamism and quality of life in large cities. Because of that, there can be no pause in investments in that area. Ile-de-France is so particularly aware of the fact that the Region and Government have just decided to implement a ...