#3 • WINTER 2019


To have a pioneering spirit is akin to cultivating your capacity for wonder. And thus, by questioning preconceived ideas, being open to their ecosystem and being part of the daily life of their regions, the men and women of Keolis have an insightful perspective on the world and today’s major mobility issues […]

De la voiture individuelle à la mobilité partagée, redessiner le modèle de Los Angeles

From car dependency to shared mobility redefining Los Angeles

Los Angeles was designed around unfettered use of the car. Streets are congested. Air quality is poor for one quarter of the year. Traffic deaths are the number one cause of death for kids in Los Angeles. And for every new resident that moves to Los Angeles, they bring one car with them, which now means we have a city with four times the rate of vehicles than in the 1990s. If these trends continue, how can we expect our city to thrive? As the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, these challenges fall squarely on my shoulders.

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Intelligence artificielle : comment réinventer la mobilité partagée ?

Artificial Intelligence : making shared mobility smarter

Booming computing power, big data and deep-learning technologies facilitate so much the development of Artificial Intelligence that we can expect to see a vastly different transportation landscape. The transformation will include driverless buses routinely shuttling people safely to their destinations and smart, sustainable vehicles performing tasks such as ploughing snow, collecting garbage or delivering food and mail. Here are a few of the ways in which AI will enrich our daily commuting lives.

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À la recherche du temps perdu

In search of lost time

In many Western societies, the notion of time has become an important tool for policy-making. The creation of time offices in Europe has helped cities to unlock real social benefits for their citizens.

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« Les bureaux des temps favorisent l’égalité entre les citoyens. »

“Time offices promote equality among citizens.”

Despite everything that has been done recently in terms of transit, like introducing more fast trains and building more highways, people haven’t really saved time. Instead, areas have simply become more accessible.

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Quelques initiatives en faveur de la sécurité des femmes dans le monde

Actions to address women’s safety from across the world

From Mexico to spain ans passing by Australia, discover ou selection of initiatives that help make public transport safer for women.

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« Historiquement, les villes ont été conçues par et pour les hommes. »

“Historically, cities have been designed by and for men.”

Pascale Lapalud is co-founder of Genre et Ville, a French urban innovation lab created in 2012 that takes a multi-disciplinary approach to rethinking how to make cities more inclusive and equal. Involving architects, artists, urban planners, philosophers and sociologists, Genre et Ville has provided gender urban planning expertise to a range of cities and public transportation companies, both nationally and internationally.

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La grande histoire du titre de transport

A short history of the travel ticket

Travel tickets have taken all forms and shapes over the years. From simple pieces of paper to high-tech devices, it has been quite a journey. Come on board for a quick tour !

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Shared mobility: “We know this is our future”

Robin Chase, the influential co-founder of Zipcar, believes that cities face catastrophe if they don’t rethink their approach to transport. So she has unified NGOs and private sector companies behind a set of Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities. She tells us how she did this and what comes next.

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Cybermenaces : pour que les transports contre-attaquent

Making sure cyberthreats don’t derail public transport

One weekend in November 2016, riders of San Francisco’s Muni light rail transit system got an early holiday treat. Following a ransomware attack on the computerised fare system, the Muni, which also runs buses and the city’s famed cable cars, decided to turn off the payment machines and open the gates, allowing Metro passengers to ride for free. It lasted two days, while the authorities sought to figure out who had hacked the computer system, reportedly demanding 100 Bitcoin. Muni decided not to pay up, and by Monday they had managed to get the system back to normal. While the cybercrime disrupted Muni’s computer operations, it could have been worse. And that left experts wondering how transit authorities would respond to a much more severe attack from cyberterrorists intent on causing real damage.

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Lindsey Mancini

Cybersecurity : 3 questions to Lindsey Mancini

Lindsey Macini is a UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Senior Manager of IT and security whose responsabilities include managing all the activities related to IT in public transport and cyber security.

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The quiet rise of water transport

Waterfront cities around the world are increasingly embracing ferry transport as a means of combatting crowding, especially during rush hour. In almost every case, ridership has surpassed official predictions, causing transport authorities to wonder: are ferries ready to go mainstream?

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Par les routes de campagne

Going the country mile

Living in the country can be bliss, but for those inhabiting remote, sparsely populated areas, getting around can prove a real hassle. We look at the complex challenges of rural mobility, as well as the creative, bespoke transport solutions emerging to render residents’ journeys less taxing.

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Montez le son !

Pump up the volume!

Metros, trains, stations and all those who frequent these busy transit areas are a source of endless inspiration for artists. In the eyes of composers and musicians, trains become allegories, the metro ticket inspector turns into a gentle dreamer, the city’s effervescence is transposed into rhythms… After all, it’s only natural that music echoes our lives.
For Pulse, Fred Charbaut, a specialist music journalist and co-founder of Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés Jazz Festival, presents a musical selection inspired by the world of public transport. Tracks and stories to (re)discover.

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