PTV Group delivers real-time data analytics to improve traffic in Paris

The Paris region highway authority has adopted technology from modelling firm PTV to enhance traffic management on one of Europe’s busiest networks following a public invitation to tender. The aim of the contract is to supply real-time speed data derived from the GPS location of vehicles travelling on the road network managed by DiRIF (Direction […]

Paris votes to ban e-scooters

The people of Paris have voted 9-1 in a referendum to ban e-scooters, making it the first European capital to outlaw the travel mode. Lime, Dott and Tier have been offering rental rides but the vote means their contracts will not be renewed. France 24 reports Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s administration welcomedoperators with open arms in […]

SWARCO wins Paris contract

Transport technology company SWARCO is to implement its MyCity traffic management software solution in Paris. It’s part of a wider contract which sees a reduction in car access in the city, more cycle lanes and the conversion of all street lights to LED. “We are very happy to be able to work with the City […]

Aimsun wins new Paris transport planning contract

The City of Paris has awarded Aimsun another four-year contract to provide the modelling framework for all urban planning and operations. This is the fourth consecutive Paris contract for Aimsun, which has been active in the city since 2010. Aimsun says its French team has grown steadily over the last 11 years, providing expert, on-the-ground […]

Modelling key to Champs Elysees revamp

The Mayor of Paris has approved far-reaching plans to transform the city’s iconic Champs Elysees, turning it into a 1.4 mile “extraordinary garden”, after modelling suggested that the scheme will minimise negative effects for mobility. The designers of the scheme, PCA Stream say the ten year plan will reduce noise, heat and car traffic and […]

Paris’s Mayor cutting car options in city

The Mayor of Paris has used her first major interview since her re-election in the summer to warn people in the city to “forget crossing Paris by car”. Anne Hidalgo told Le Parisien that, “The city needs to evolve.” Forbes adds that she intends to create permanent curb-protected cycleways and expand the number of lockdown […]


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