La Fabrique de la Cité convened a workshop “Hacking of the French Mobility Draft Law” on 3 April in Paris. The aim of this one-day event is to focus on the issue of mobility on medium distances, often overlooked in mobility policy, by bringing together the proposals of a wide range of experts in mobility and cities: public officials, large companies, innovative entrepreneurs.
This workshop organized by La Fabrique de la Cité is part of our work on mobility, which began during our International Seminar in Lyon from 5-7 July 2017, and was furthered by our “Hacking of the Mobility Draft Law” event which took place in Paris on 21 November 2017. The findings born out of this workshop are presented in a document entitled “Daily mobility, 7 observations and 14 propositions”, available here (english version available soon).
Although this mobility scale is essential to the mobility of nearly 16 million French people, and as opposed to distances of less than 10 km and more than 100 km, it is the poor relation of mobility policies. It remains devoid of real modal choices or of a credible alternative to the car. To date, the management of mobility needs on this type of distance does not have a clearly identified governance or solutions for the future. A central theme of the reflections carried out by the “Assises de la Mobilité” and the future Mobility Bill, the problem of mobility on intermediate distances must be rethought.
True to its role of platform and catalyst for urban innovations, La Fabrique de la Cité wants to confront the current institutional context with the results of its work in order to contribute innovatively to the public debate. By bringing together experts of mobility, urban planning from different horizons and countries (public officials, urban planners, mobility experts) who will work together to draft a Mobility Law, La Fabrique de la Cité wishes to innovatively reflect on potential solutions to mobility issues on these intermediate distances.
The aim of the workshop “Hacking of the Mobility Draft Law” will be to get all participants to produce a text of approximately ten articles presenting the axes of a mobility bill responding to current issues on medium distances, orphans in mobility solutions.