Category Archives: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Transport in Nice: Strike Strategies

Strike-a-thon!  It’s a sad fact that French transport workers will strike at the drop of a hat …and combine that with an international sporting event, the EURO16 with all eyes on France… it’s strike cat-nip: irresistible!  The coming weeks will include … Continue reading

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Good-bye Uber-Pop. Hello Uber-X…!

The taxi union’s intimidation tactics succeeded in killing off the wildly popular bargain ride-sharing service Uber-Pop this week.  …But from the ashes has emerged… Uber-X! Before we had Uber-Pop, which was staffed with moonlighting non-professional drivers, and Uber Black Car which are legal VTC’s … Continue reading

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Taxi Uber Wars!

Fist fight!  Nice taxis are expensive and often surly …and Uber cars are cheap and friendly …which makes the taxi drivers really, really mad!   So mad that the President of the Taxi Union and another taxi driver were thrown in jail last … Continue reading

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Nice Transport Transformed: a Peek into the Future

Since the demolition of the Nice Bus Station, Nice has been in a sort of chaotic limbo waiting for the promised new transportation hub that will put the train, tram, bus station all in one place and within easy reach of … Continue reading

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Another Award: Nice wins Bronze for Rudest Drivers in France

It’s a big awards week between the Oscars and Michelin stars, so here’s another recent honor: Nice took the bronze medal for Rudest Drivers in France. The weekly magazine Auto-Plus graded 10 French cities based on 6 criteria:  running red lights, surprise … Continue reading

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Nice Bus Station Closed: Buses Scattered

The Nice Gare Routiere is finito: closed as of today, a date with the wrecking ball next week, and re-emerging a few years down the road as a lovely park.   Oh, but did I mention that the modern new Nice Bus Station near the airport (along … Continue reading

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