The role of French local mobility surveys in the transport policymaking: a historical and geographical approach

Mobility datasets are increasingly used to inform about transport policies and to objectify decision-making. It becomes a European Union issue as several research projects have been undertaken to attempt to harmonize data collection and to carry out a mobility database at a European level. France has been experiencing this harmonization since 1976 through a standardized method and 150 local household travel surveys (HTS) have been implemented. Political science has demonstrated that technical instrumentation to implement a policy, such as statistical system, is not “neutral”; it is the place of political struggles but also the mirror of the current policy agenda. This paper will address the role of the French local HTS in the definition of transport strategy and planning at a local level as well as at the national one. This issue will be tackled according to two dimensions: the method of data collection and its evolution, a geographical layout of the surveys carried out and their institutional framework.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01534596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:16AM