Background, cycling, French, Paris

Bicycles will take over the Champs-Elysées

Translation of Michelon, Vincent. June 8, 2010. Le vélo colonisera les Champs-Elysées. Metrofrance.com. The bicycle plan, which envisions extensions of bicycle lanes, was passed on Tuesday by the Paris City Council. Four years from now, the Champs-Elysées will have two lanes reserved

Background, French, Kreyol

Planet Money on Haitian jitneys

Photo: Travis Fox Here’s a great Planet Money video where you get to see Adam Davidson figuring out why jitneys in Haiti are painted so vibrantly. However, I think there’s a mistranslation at 3:48 in the video. Driver Patrick Toulousma is translated

French, News, streetcar, Translation

Coming soon: a streetcar line for Bamako

Decentralized cooperation: our capital will soon have its streetcar line. The French company Lohr, based in Strasbourg, will construct it. Translohr in Padua. Photo by Ambrosiana Pictures (G) / Flickr. Coop?ration d?centralis?e : Bient?t une ligne de tramway ? Bamako, A. Doumbia,