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Covid-19: the disaffection of public transport worries the regions

2020-09-30T17:20:51.939Z

Local communities are demanding compensation from the State for losses caused by the pandemic.In transport in Île-de-France, the dreaded scenario is being set up: the car, perceived as a protective bubble against the Covid, has emerged as the big winner from the health crisis. Despite the rise of teleworking, road traffic has returned to normal, with even a very high level of traffic jams (520 km) on Tuesday morning. Read also: Will teleworking have a negative impact on transport companie



In transport in Île-de-France, the dreaded scenario is being set up: the car, perceived as a protective bubble against the Covid, has emerged as the big winner from the health crisis.

Despite the rise of teleworking, road traffic has returned to normal, with even a very high level of traffic jams (520 km) on Tuesday morning.

Read also:

Will teleworking have a negative impact on transport companies?

Conversely, the use of public transport (metro, Transiliens, etc.) peaks at 60-70%.

Because users are not all convinced that there is no risk in taking the metro or the commuter train.

And if the use of the bicycle is increasing strongly (+ 61%), it remains very marginal on the scale of the region.

In the end, the carbon footprint is disastrous.

To reverse the trend, SNCF is betting in particular… on teleworking which will allow users to be less compressed in the Transiliens.

On a route like Cergy-La Défense, two days of regular teleworking for those who can practice it would reduce attendance by 13%

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Source: lefigaro

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