Anne Hidalgo, Paris' Mayor, just announced her anti pollution plan at horizon 2020. While ambitious, this plan is being seen as too constraining by some, and insufficient by her opponents.
The measures just voted include:
- by July 2015 all pre-2001 trucks and buses will be forbidden entry in the French capital between 8:00am and 8:00pm
- By July 2016, will be forbidden all vehicles dating back to 1997 and before. This measure concerns one car out of seven, according to the Paris City Hall. 2-Wheelers registered in 200 and before will also be subjected to this measure.
- Between 2017 and 2020, this measure will be extended to more models , including diesel cars registered before 2011.
In addition, Paris plans on creating new urban low emission zones (to know more about LEZs, see Michelin Challenge Bibendum Green Paper "Launch Innovative mobility to drive growth and urban well-being"). To counteract the difficulties such measures could pose, the City will offer incentives and funds in the amount of EURO 1.7 billion to help private and professionals users to swap older vehicles for newer, cleaner ones, to benefit from reductions on Carshare subscriptions or to equip condos with charging stations, secure bicycle parks, etc.
These measures, while supported by many citizens of the Greater Paris area, are being hailed as too weak by the opposition who claims that, with comparison to London where all trucks dating back to 2006 and before are already banned, these measures are too timid and too late.
To read more on this topic (in French), please go to http://www.lesechos.fr/politique-societe/regions/0204144909381-paris-le-plan-anti-pollution-dhidalgo-adopte-1091549.php?cykSQHXvS1EFuAuH.99#xtor=RSS37
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