Quentin Louedec, a 28-year-old engineer, usually struggles to find anyone wanting to share a ride on his daily three km (two mile) commute to the Val-de-Seine industrial zone in northern Paris. But not on Thursday.
Demand on carpooling apps surged ahead of a public sector strike across France that paralyzed transport and forced commuters to find other ways to travel, or work from home.
“This time, it was super quick,” Louedec said – as his company car plodded through the heavy rush-hour traffic for 30 minutes.
Along for the ride was 23-year-old Justin Guerinot, three months into a new job and with no read more >>>