A Toute Vitesse : Commuting and Traveling by Public Transport

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  • Too many cars and never enough parking spaces: that's Paris! In this program, everyday people talk about what they think of traffic, how they commute to work, and how to buy a train ticket. In addition, a police officer explains the daily challenges of directing traffic in Paris - compounded by a state visit from the president of Egypt - and residents of Strasbourg debate the benefits and drawbacks of a controversial tramway system intended as a primary means of getting around in their city. A BBC Production.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 21, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • In French with English subtitles.


  • Savoir Dire: Saying What You Think About the Traffic (1:13) -- Infos (0:13) -- Savoir Dire: Saying if You Go to Work by Car (0:42) -- Rencontres: Traffic in Paris, a Daily Challenge (3:33) -- Savoir Dire: Saying How You Get to Work (0:56) -- Infos (0:15) -- Savoir Dire: Buying a Train Ticket (1:30) -- Savoir entendre: Find the Answer (0:46) -- Rencontres: Strasbourg: Op√©ration Tramway (3:54) -- Credits: A Toute Vitesse: Commuting and Traveling by Public Transport - in French (0:26)
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