December 5 strike: measures to help you get around in Paris and Île de France

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 25 November 2019 at 16h22 · Updated on 28 November 2019 at 14h08
Thursday December 5, 2019 is likely to be very difficult for most of us because of a major social movement aiming at pointing out the reform of pensions. To help you get around in Île de France during these strikes, the region president Valérie Pécresse has announced several measures such as a pay back when carpooling.

Let’s be honest, Thursday December 5, 2019 is feared by many people in Île de France. That day, major strikes are planned especially in public transportations. Several syndical organizations at the RATP and the SNCF are already calling for a general and national strike in order to contest the reform of pensions.

This upcoming December 5, the traffic of metros, as well as RERs, transilien trains and even TGVs will be highly disrupted.

To help you get around that day, Île de France region president Valérie Pécresse has announced to set up measures including free carpooling.

Carpooling will be free this December 5. Are involved the following platforms: BlaBlaLines, Covoit'ici, Karos, Klaxit  (RATP) and OuiHop' (SNCF) according to the JDD newspaper.

Offers available:

  • For passenger: 2 rides a day are free of charge for yearly Navigo pass subscribers
  • For drivers: a mileage allowance per ride, between €1.5 and €3 per passenger and depending on the distance traveled
  • Up to €150 per month for drivers carpooling every day on their house-work journey (including two rides a day per driver maximum to avoid any fraud)
  • Free carpooling is also extended in case of “pollution peak” and “highly disrupted transports” thanks to a €4 allowance per ride.

More info on carpooling ride  available are retrievable via the itinerary research on the application and on

Please note that carsharing and using micro-working spaces can also be alternative solutions.

Practical information

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