#8 • SPRING 2022

EDITO #8

What if a mere upgrading of our vehicle fleets was not enough to truly decarbonize mobility? Huge investments are already dedicated to the development of low- carbon hydrogen and synthetic fuels. […]

No more need for speed

The challenge of reducing GHG emissions from our mobility, coupled with people’s aspirations today, means we need to collectively rethink our mobility systems and put an end to the need for speed.

Pulse #8 4 MIN

Trains, on track for endless recycling!

Spurred by the increasingly urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the transport sector is rethinking the processes used to create its rolling stock. More responsibly designed materials and systems are either dismantled for reuse in other carriages and locomotives or broken up and stripped down for recycling and transformation into secondary raw materials or new products.

Pulse #8 3 MIN

LAUNCHED BY KEOLIS, PULSE IS AIMED AT ALL DECISIONMAKERS, INFLUENCERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN SHARED MOBILITY. ITS PURPOSE IS TO INFORM THE CONVERSATION AND FOSTER DIALOGUE AROUND THE ISSUES AND TRENDS SHAPING OUR SECTOR. THE MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORMAT, AS AN E-MAGAZINE ON PULSE-MAG.COM AND VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

Local Heroes

In a world rocked by a global pandemic, frontline workers have been called upon to perform their roles and continue to deliver essential services. For many, getting to their jobs is possible only via public transport, highlighting the degree to which society’s critical functions are dependent on mobility and the people who make it possible.

Pulse #8 10 MIN

Mobility and CO2 – an irreconcilable duo?

Not only is the transport sector the world’s biggest producer of GHG emissions due to its dependency on fossil fuels, but economic and demographic growth over the last four decades have resulted in a dramatic increase in its carbon footprint.

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“Decarbonization is paved with avoidable risks”

What lessons can we learn from public policies to decarbonize passenger mobility in France? What will be the contribution of the five levers we can act on between now and 2050? Aurélien Bigo, researcher in the field of energy transition in transportation, shares his thoughts, based on his study of the various scenarios.

Pulse #8 3 MIN

What if carbon footprint were the new currency?

Our light-hearted comic strip takes a look at the (serious) stakes involved in a more desirable future.

Pulse #8 2 MIN

Star of the desert

A transport system serving one of the world’s fastest growing cities. A network seamlessly integrated with other modes of transport. A showcase for innovative technologies and an accelerator of green mobility. Dubai’s transport network is all of these and more. H.E Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority & Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being, talks about the network — and relations with its new operator, Keolis.

Pulse #8 8 MIN

Effective responses to security on public transport

In addition to dealing with general public safety issues, public transport networks face specific kinds of anti-social behaviour, such as passengers flouting rules and regulations and everyday tensions that can arise in shared public spaces. To tackle these challenges, French public transport authorities and operators are strengthening their strategies through a threefold prevention-deterrence-fare enforcement approach. Pulse reviews the most effective levers available.

Pulse #8 6 MIN