Baptiste Pourtau

Baptiste Pourtau holds a MSC in Geography with a specialization in management of urban territories, from the François Rabelais University of Tours. As a research engineer, he is involved in investigation articulating environmental / energetic issues and rearrangement of territories. Building on the point of view of all the actors – from the decision-maker to the inhabitant –, he questions the conditions of an evolution of the relation between residential areas and modal organizations.

Les changements de modes de déplacement dans le périurbain.

Des processus d’expérimentation longs, incertains et déstabilisants.

Nicolas OppenchaimJean-Philippe Fouquet et Baptiste Pourtau | 02.03.2017

This paper aims to better understand the commuting practices of suburban inhabitants, especially the shift from individual automobile to alternative forms of mobility. More specifically, it underlines two main elements of the modal change process : on the first hand, a long and uncertain experimentation process of automobile alternatives, which often consists either in back and forth behaviors or hybridization between several travel modes ; on the other hand, along this experimentation process, individuals find out that such a [...]