Nighttime mobilities in Greater Paris

Authors: Gwendal SIMON*, Université Paris Est Marne la Vallée
Topics: Urban Geography
Keywords: nighttime, mobility, worker, bus,
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor
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Nighttime activities are developing in global cities, and increase the need to move. These issues of night travel, at least in Europe, focus on the nights of the weekend and the tourist economy heart of cities. This demand is often carried by the central city, whose spaces corresponds approximately to the aera of the metro. If this festive mode of the city is better and better known, the mobilities of workers in staggered hours is more difficult to characterize: they spread over a large territory, to the peripheries of the city, and often to the heart of the night. The most precarious of them must use the night bus network, with its inherent limitations in terms of services and schedules We propose to describe this population of users of night transport in Greater Paris, including developing the methodological difficulties. We will then show that, despite a relative trivialization of the evening and the night, these workers, because of their straggered hours, do not always have access to the urban services of day workers.

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