• Towards Inclusive Mobility: Women and Transport in the Paris Region

    By Cosima Malandrino, Mobility Consultant and Luc Berman, Consultant at LGI The issue of inclusivity in mobility is pressing on two sides. On the service side, systems are largely designed following ‘standard’ commuting routes which often fail to address the diversity of people’s needs, generating discrimination by omission. On the labour market side, jobs in […]

  • A Mobility Center in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: Bringing Better Answers to Commuter Needs

    By Jean-Bastiste Hamonic, Vice President of Sustainable Transport and Mobility Diversified mobility needs in SQY The agglomeration of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (SQY) is located in the outer suburbs of Île-de-France (Paris Region), about 30 kilometers southwest of Paris. SQY has nearly 230,000 inhabitants and more than 145,000 jobs for 17,000 companies. As 60% of its area is […]

  • Paris Region Is Taking Sustainability To the Next Level: What You Need To Know

    Interview with Lionel Grotto, CEO, Choose Paris Region Could you tell us a few words about Paris Region’s recent COP conference? How are businesses going to be impacted by the outcomes of this conference? How is the use of hydrogen going to be implemented in Paris Region and what effects will this have on businesses? […]

  • How to Win a Mobility Tender: Insights from the Paris Scooter Operators

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company Winning what some called the “world’s biggest e-scooter tender,” the electric scooter players Lime, Dott, and Tier were selected on July 23, 2020 as the three operators authorized to remain in the city of Paris for the next two years. In […]

  • Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie

    Whether you were unable to attend the world’s largest event dedicted to urban mobility or you simply want to relive the magic, grab some popcorn and click play on the 2019 Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit Aftermovie! Mark your calendars for next year’s edition, 4 – 5 November in Paris!

  • Innovation in Mobility: the challenge in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a peri-urban area in the Paris region

    By Véronique Coté-Millard, 3rd Vice President, in charge of transport and mobility Twenty kilometers from the center of Paris, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (SQY) is the second largest economic hub in the Paris region after la Défense. The territory hosts major companies in sectors such as automotive, finance, aeronautics, and cyber security. In total, there are currently 145,000 […]

  • Greater Paris, the Future of Mobility in the Making

    A SeaBubbles river taxi © DR By Alexandre Missoffe, Managing director at Greater Paris Investment Agency Greater Paris is not all about heavy investment in metro infrastructures and tunnel boring machines. For sure, the future Grand Paris Express automated lines will become the backbone of tomorrow’s mobility in and beyond the city of Paris, re-shaping […]

  • Let’s Have a Post-Car Conversation

    The author’s children taking a ride in his cargo bike By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO of Autonomy I live and work in Paris, the most densely populated city in the western world. Apartments go for €10 000 per square meter, and monthly office rentals go for around €30 per square meter. Mastercard‘s 2019 Destination […]

  • Learning lessons From Vélib’ Métropole Difficulties

    By Alexander Gauquelin, Founder, Shared-Micromobility  After ten years of operation in Paris and its surrounding suburbs, Vélib Métropole replaced Vélib’ as the city’s new, self-service bike-share system on January 1st, 2018. The system and operator transition that comes with this new system, however, has been very complicated. The switch from JCDecaux to the new service […]

  • Fixed versus flexible investment in transport: the case of the Grand Paris Express

    By Peter Lakin, President, INSEAD Alumni Auto+Mobility France With an eye on the Olympic Games in 2024, France has launched a massive infrastructure investment, known as the Grand Paris Express. This ambitious project aims to double the size of the existing metro system by adding 200km of new track and 68 new stations. However unlike the existing […]

  • La législation sur les trottinettes électriques en France

    By the Weebot Team La trottinette électrique est un équipement de mobilité urbaine de plus en plus populaire en France. De nombreux utilisateurs adoptent ce moyen de transport pour se déplacer en raison de son aspect pratique, peu coûteux et écologique. De ce fait, les marques commercialisant des trottinettes électriques innovent de manière constante afin […]

  • Putting the Gilets Jaunes protests into context

    Getty Images By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) have just had their third week of protests in the streets of Paris, where I live and work. The movement initially started as a protest against a six cents per litre diesel tax but has since spiraled into a more general […]