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Guillaume Cromer, sustainable tourist

14.03.2019

The president of the French organisation Acteurs du Tourisme Durable (ATD) dreams of changing the way people travel on holiday. Meet an activist tourist. Who would have thought that this son and grandson of car dealers would become a fervent activist advocating for sustainable tourism? After several years working as a barman and searching for…

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Nudging finds fertile ground in the mobility sector

05.03.2019

This behaviour-modifying technique is increasingly used to address mobility issues. Imagine you’re driving down the road when all of a sudden a pedestrian crossing appears hovering in the distance. Instinctively, you slow down. You don’t know it, but those rectangular white stripes are a 3D trompe l’oeil image. This is an example of a nudge.…

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Nantes, a model mobility student

22.02.2019

A pioneer in public transport, Nantes is taking steps to build a city that is less dependent on automobiles. From car sharing to bicycle systems, Nantes has adopted a new urban transport plan aimed at improving mobility. Below is an overview of the city’s transport projects. At a time when all other French cities were…

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How can we relieve rush hour?

08.02.2019

Congestion on roads and public transport at peak times can have serious consequences, from pollution to exorbitant costs for local authorities and stressed out commuters running late for work. Smoothing out rush-hour traffic is more vital than ever. It’s a scene any city-dweller is all too familiar with: traffic jams as far as the eye…

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