Daily Car Mobility in Ile-de-France Periurban Areas and Environmental Change: The Contribution of a Notion of “Know-How”

By Patricia Sajous

Recognizing that transport policies have not fully succeeded in bringing about a modal shift, this paper offers an analysis of the relationship between the individual and the automobile system based on the notion of “know-how”. A scientific literature review illustrates how “know-how” is an appropriate concept to analyze daily periurban mobility in a context of a need for sustainability. Then through a qualitative survey, the role of cognitive processes involved in car mobility is analyzed, and a classification of the information and actions of individuals is offered, and the modal shift issue is discussed.


  • periurban area
  • Île-de-France
  • daily mobility
  • car
  • know-how
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