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La ligne à grande vitesse californienne : entre mythes et réalités

Abstract : Since 1993, the State of California has communicated on the ambitious project to create a high‐speed rail network between Sacramento and San Diego, through San Francisco and Los Angeles. The high‐speed rail in California should connect 24 cities and the first tracks will open in 2022. Why and how this infrastructure is to be developed in a country where high‐speed rail is almost non‐existent? This research is a survey of the spatial impacts of the high speed rail project on cities, urban centers, urban network, urban mobility practices, institutional structures and actors (cities, counties and state). What changes could high‐speed rail induce onto practices and territories, especially in Californian downtonws. At this early stage of field research the main players’ attitude vary from active support for ambitious urban redevelopment actions to indifference. For instance the California High‐Speed Rail Authority has communicated on its vision of prestige for California which contrast with the actual geographical and political reality.
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Charlotte Ruggeri. La ligne à grande vitesse californienne : entre mythes et réalités. RTS - Recherche Transports Sécurité, IFSTTAR, 2014, Grande vitesse ferroviaire et territoires, 2013 (03), pp.229-244. ⟨10.4074/S0761898013003063⟩. ⟨hal-01670632⟩



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