City Infrastructures and City Dwellers: Accommodating the Automobile in Twentieth-Century Paris
Flonneau, Mathieu, The Journal of Transport History
Today, as public opinion and municipal leaders seek to limit the impact of the automobile in Paris, it may seem contradictory to assert that the French capital played a unique and pioneering role in the development of the automobile. This article aims to demonstrate that Paris was, however, quite receptive to this modernity, at least until the 1970s, when a radical change in perceptions occurred. Later, it would even be claimed that the car had been imposed by a lobby, not accepted by those living in the city. Refusing the traditional interpretation of the classical historiography, which focused only on the conflict, this article presents the widespread and enduring acceptance of the …
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Publication information: Article title: City Infrastructures and City Dwellers: Accommodating the Automobile in Twentieth-Century Paris. Contributors: Flonneau, Mathieu - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Transport History. Volume: 27. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2006. Page number: 93+. © Manchester University Press Mar 1998. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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