Personal, unusual and artistic perspectives, excitement, poetry.

Wonderful machines

Too far ahead of their time or simply unviable, many new forms of transport hailed as
“revolutionary” failed to get off the ground. With the exception of perhaps the scooter, which was conceived as a toy in the 1930s, it’s hard to qualify the invention of any vehicle as creating a revolution in mobility since the great inventions of the 19th and early 20th century, namely trains, motor cars and buses and aeroplanes. However, many of the also‑rans presented here provided inspiration for modes of tranpost which did find a place in today’s mobility mix.

Pulse #7 3 MIN

Railway modelling, or the meanderings of the imagination

Counting a million followers around the world, railway modelism is above all a space of freedom and creation. An opportunity to withdrawn from everyday life a few hours a week, or even more, to express a wide variety of interests.

Pulse #6 6 min

Transport careers: all change!

E-mobility is expanding its reach. Vehicles are becoming autonomous, while advanced data crunching makes travel easier and safer. In cities, more and more people walk, pedal, share and use multiple transport modes. What impact will this have on job trends in the shared mobility sector?

Pulse #6 6 min

Soviet bus stops

Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig chanced upon a remarkable number of striking and often flamboyant bus stops from the soviet era during a long-distance bike trip from London to St. Petersburg in 2002. His discovery sparked a fascination for these forgotten gems designed by local artists and architects to glorify public transport. For the next 15 years, his quest to unearth more of these weird and wonderful structures took him across 14 countries and 30,000 km.

Pulse #5 2 min

Transported

From Jules Verne and Mark Twain to Agatha Christie and Paula Hawkins, mobility has proved an endless source of inspiration for writers the world over. French author Carole Martinez continues the tradition with a short story written especially for this issue of Pulse.

Pulse #5 6 min
Idées folles, idées fortes

Crazy ideas, genius ideas

An engineer, born in Quebec in 1974, Charles Bombardier is the grandson of the inventor of the snowmobile. His love of innovation and motorised engines were the driving force behind the creation of Imaginactive in 2013, a platform that promotes innovation and industrial creation.

Pulse #2 3 min
Sur le vif

Captured live

Public transport routes are like water channels criss‑crossing cities, irrigating their different districts. Each line tells, in its own way, the chapter of a bigger story. Inspirational stuff for artists and photographers in particular, always on the look out to get a unique shot. Situations, faces and moods brought together by urban transport. Realist, dream‑like, funny and sometimes moving… discover in the following pages the many facets of New York, London and Singapore. Three cities revealed by their transport systems.

Pulse #2 2 min