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Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

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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

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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.

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

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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.

A fitness park for the elderly in Villeurbanne

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.18.11

The city of Villeurbanne has created a physical fitness park dedicated to the elderly, in the heart of its public gardens. Since September 20, the first “physioparc” experiment has occupied an area just outsides the senior residence of Chateau-Gaillard. Fitness equipment, geared towards low impact exercise that help seniors practice balance and coordination to help [...]

Accessibility, a new reflection on open data

Accessibility, a new reflection on open data

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by Julien de Labaca | 10.04.11

Accessibility is a major headache for local authorities who must make roads and public transport networks accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM) before 2015 in France. Accessibility is a serious issue for most elderly, visually and physically impaired people. Unfortunately, their mobility has rarely been made a top priority and thus has factored very little in the latest string of innovative projects.

Innovation lies also in the strategy

Innovation lies also in the strategy

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by Jean Haëntjens | 09.08.11

Is the proliferation of urban innovations counter-productive? While some cities are experimenting with abandon and with no real apparent logic, others have adopted a long-term strategy to combine innovations to serve a smarter, more sustainable city. Jean Haëntjens returns to this forum to talk about how important it is for cities to approach innovation with consistency and control.

In one night, the Lyon bus network metamorphosizes

In one night, the Lyon bus network metamorphosizes

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by Bernard Rivalta | 08.31.11

Last Monday, August 29th, Lyon’s bus network turned a new page in its history. The Greater Lyon Public Transit, the largest French network after Paris, restructured its entire bus network overnight, literally.

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

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by Suzanne Galy | 08.29.11

Thanks to its three-dimensional virtual reality platform, Clic3D mixes heritage discovery with a new advertising space for local economic actors. NaviNum is an RFID badge offering personalised visits and producing usage data that, once they have been analysed, can prove useful for targeted marketing. These two achievements – made in the Aquitaine region – are offering innovative economic models for e-tourism.

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.11.11

“Traffic disrupted because of material damage.” Tired of hearing these messages in the metro? On June 17th, during the Futur en Seine festival, the start-up Senda launched an application enabling users to prepare journeys while anticipating transport network incidents.

Share economy in the transport and mobility sector

Share economy in the transport and mobility sector

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by Adrien Geneste | 06.09.11

On June 1st, a conference on share economy in the transport and mobility sector took place at La Cantine. The debate, held by Silicon Sentier and Chronos, was about the issue of the viability of this rapidly growing activity.

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