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Escaping car dependence in the outer suburbs of Paris


The outer suburbs of Paris are home to a large number of low-income households driven from the centre by the workings of the property market. This shift could give rise to a new form of socio-spatial segregation insofar as the elevated costs of mobility in such highly car-dependent areas restrict and change these households' mobility patterns. These effects were observed in data on three groups of working people from the 2001 global transport survey. However, the socio-spatial impact of this outward movement is significantly reduced by the residential mobility of low-income households, which move from the most car-dependent areas to denser areas with better public transport provision. The presence of social housing in these areas only partially explains these migrations. These results obtained from 1999 census micro-data cast doubt upon the emergence of a new form of segregation in the outer suburbs described by Dodson and Sipe.


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hal-00651130 , version 1 (12-12-2011)



Benjamin Motte-Baumvol, Marie-Hélène Massot, Andrew M. Byrd. Escaping car dependence in the outer suburbs of Paris. Urban Studies, 2010, 47 (3), pp.604-619. ⟨10.1177/0042098009349773⟩. ⟨hal-00651130⟩
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