Home-to-work trips during the transportation strikes in Ile-de-France at the end of 1995


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In November December 1995, the region of Ile-de-France experienced strikes resulting in a virtually complete interruption of public transport. Considerable congestion on the roads increased the journey-to-work by 70%. Ninety percent of the workforce advanced their hour of departure from their residence by 90 minutes on average, and 80% left work more than 90 minutes early. The peak schedule of demand was advanced by up to 2 hours in the morning and 2 1/2 hours in the evening. The peaks were broader and flatter, particularly in the morning. Almost 50% of those normally using public transport switched to private car, most often a carpool. Since the end of the strike, however, commuters returned to their earlier modes of transport.

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