InnovCity

Richard Florida

Thursday 17 August 2017

Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

Transportation | No comments

by Julien de Labaca | 12.22.11

In late October, Cityzen Mobility launched its shared taxi service in Paris dubbed “Alpha Travel.” The goal? Pool taxi rides to reduce costs for passengers. Alongside its public launch, the young company will create a service to benefit seniors: savings made from the shared rides will go to fund “Senior Mobility,” a social transportation service designed to help isolated and low income seniors get around.

Paris’ Autolib’ has a smooth start

Paris’ Autolib’ has a smooth start

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 12.13.11

Before international journalists and local officials, the service Autolib’ was launched Monday, December 5th near Châtelet, four years after the inauguration of the now famous Vélib. Indeed, the latter model inspired the city and the group Bolloré to launch this system of self-service electric cars.

Get Taxi shakes the world of taxi drivers

Get Taxi shakes the world of taxi drivers

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 12.06.11

Even in larger cities, finding a taxi can be a real obstacle course. Launched in Israel, the service Get Taxi wants to simplify this path for users and take advantage of the growing number of independent taxi drivers. A linkage service that is being emulated all over the world.

Locomote simplifies the paths of public transport users

Locomote simplifies the paths of public transport users

Transportation | No comments

by Julien de Labaca | 11.23.11

After learning of the difficulties encountered by their friends in search of easily accessible housing, two developers took a stab at solving the problem with Isokron. Soon thereafter, the young entrepreneurs began tackling passenger information with their second creation Locomote, a route planner coupled with real-time passenger information.

Delivery of goods: Paris experiments with a freight tram

Delivery of goods: Paris experiments with a freight tram

Transportation | No comments

Mobilicités | 11.21.11 | Quick Read

Since Monday, tramline 3 users have seen empty cars streaming pas them. The “TramFret” project launched by the city of Paris, the RATP, the STIF and Apur, is using certain conventional tramlines for freight transport.

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 11.15.11

Is ridesharing the butt of entrenched prejudice? Its ability to reduce nuisance has been known for a long time but single car drivers are not ready to let go of their individual cars yet. With the boom of new technologies, players in that field are technically ready to shift to second gear and are developing what are known as dynamic car sharing solutions. Companies and local authorities, which are more skeptical, are experimenting this new service with sometimes-mixed results. Let us explore the mysteries of dynamic car sharing.

A bicycle pump for public space

A bicycle pump for public space

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 11.08.11

Specialists in all things bike-related, Altinnova unveiled on October 6th its latest bicycle pump destined for public spaces and businesses.

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 10.28.11

“When you talk about carpooling in a company, 90% of the employees run the other way.” For Benoît Reynaud-Lacroze, prejudice against carpooling is fierce. The most crippling aspect of carsharing? Having uncertainty as to how to get home. A negative that the start-up Ville Fluide is trying to remedy with GéoCar, a solution for commuting between home and work.

The Ride: A spectacular tourist bus in New York

The Ride: A spectacular tourist bus in New York

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 10.28.11

Over the past year, a sightseeing bus of a new genre has emerged in New York. Passengers who board “The Ride” must prepare for a new experience. While comfortably sitting on seats facing a huge window, they can, as in a theater, enjoy the various shows available to them along their journey through the Big Apple.

The Haute Gironde region will try dynamic carpooling coupled with public transport

The Haute Gironde region will try dynamic carpooling coupled with public transport

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 10.21.11

The territory of the Upper Gironde will experiment from now until the end of November with a new real-time ridesharing service to meet the objectives of its Climate Plan and promote intermodality. A difficult task for a predominantly rural area split into 65 municipalities where 90% of trips under 5 km are made by car and public transport is rarely used.

Latest comments

Liven up information. Vitalize news. Go ahead and try!

Best
debates

Fascinating topics, exciting debates. Dare!

Web TV

15.07.11 | Urban Music Game’s enhanced ball

All videos

Agenda Innov'in The City

May 9 to 11
Energy Cities annual meeting, Guimarães, Portugal.

May 12
International Workshop on Open Data, Nantes, France.

May 12
Stockholm Summit on Service Innovation in Cities, Stockholm, Suède.