Urban mobility

Call for Application: 2022 FFJ/Michelin Foundation Fellowship, "Urban Mobilities in the 21th Century"

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31 Mar 2021 - 23:59
The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS is presently calling for applications for the 2022 FFJ/Michelin Foundation Fellowship, "Urban Mobilities in the 21st Century".
The aim of the FFJ/Michelin Foundation Fellowship, created in 2020, is to give the fellow an opportunity to broaden his or her research activities through a long-term stay in Paris, taking advantage of a vast network in social sciences and humanities in France and Europe, as well as a new collaboration with the research and development teams at Michelin, a major French industrial group and a partner of the FFJ since 2010.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2021. Applications are to be submitted by email to fellowships_ffj@ehess.fr.
The fellowship may last 5 or 10 months, between 1 January 2022 and 31 March 2023, depending on the fellow’s availability.
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France's bicycle promotion plan: good news for the car industry

The future of the car?
On Friday in Angers, France's government presented its "cycling plan" (1), which aims to ensure that the "modal share" of this means of transport will triple in the coming years: 3% of journeys are now made by bicycle; the public authorities consider that, like some of our neighbours and some French cities, it would be possible to reach 9% by 2024.
Indeed, as indicated by the FUB (Fédération Française des Usages de la Bicyclette) on its website:
"France, with its 2 to 3% share of bicycle modal share, is pale compared to our neighbours. For example, in the Netherlands, 29% of urban travel is by bicycle. And in Germany, 10%. Despite a much harsher climate than ours, Danes appreciate this mode so much that in Copenhagen, some 50% of commuting is by bicycle. In Amsterdam, it is more than 40%, in Basel, 25%, in Bologna and Florence (as in Tokyo and Munich), 20%! (2)
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