Paris City Hall needs to restrict velocity to 50 km/h from “this fall” | EUROtoday

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David Belliard is set. Responsible for transport within the metropolis of Paris, Anne Hildago’s environmentalist assistant assures in an interview given to Parisian and printed this Wednesday, January 10 that the measure consisting of decreasing the velocity restrict on the Paris ring highway to 50 km/h, as a substitute of the present 70 km/h, will probably be applied “this fall”, after the Olympic Games, “ unless the State decides to [les] attack,” he explains.

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The Paris ring highway is classed as a municipal highway however retains the standing of a highway of nationwide curiosity, recollects the day by day. “Why should the city wait for state authorization to enter into common law? Municipal roads in France have a speed limit set at 50 km/h. There, we are in an exceptional regime, linked to the legal complexity of the ring road,” underlines David Belliard. The Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, has nonetheless already introduced that he is not going to validate the measure.

“An act that doesn’t cost much politically”

While 2024 marks ten years of the discount within the velocity of the ring highway from 80 to 70 km/h, David Belliard insists on the useful results of those velocity limits. The ecologist cites specifically a research by Ademe (the Environment and Energy Management Agency) printed in 2015-2016 highlighting these advantages, “both for users of the ring road and for the 500,000 people who live nearby”, in line with him. Among the outcomes, “a reduction in the number of accidents and the number of injuries”, but additionally a “reduction in noise”.

“Lowering the speed is an act which does not cost much politically and which would make it possible to realize certain promises, particularly in terms of environmental protection,” David Belliard additional insists to the Parisian. And to warn the brand new tenant of Matignon, Gabriel Attal: “I don’t know what the brand new Prime Minister goes to do. Perhaps he’ll want to depart a little bit extra of a mark than Élisabeth Borne when it comes to ecology within the broad sense. »