quick majority and weak mobilization to triple the price of parking heavy autos | EUROtoday

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Barely one in twenty voters participated, Sunday February 4, within the “citizen vote” organized by the Paris city corridor which authorised by a small majority (54.55%) the tripling of car parking charges “heavy and polluting”. Of the roughly 1.3 million voters within the capital, 78,121 individuals (or 5.68%) went to one of many 38 polling locations. A degree of participation considerably decrease than that recorded in April 2023. This vote introduced collectively some 103,000 individuals, or 7.5% of these registered, who voted 85% in favor of banning scooters in self-service.

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Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, welcomed the “clear choice” that this session displays, whereas observing “fairly strong East-West divides”. The sixteenthe The district thus voted virtually 82% in opposition to the city corridor's proposal which explicitly focused SUVs, tall and heavy autos which characterize virtually half of registrations in France. In the tene district then again, 76.8% defend the measure.

The municipal opposition group Changer Paris (proper) denounced a “poorly put together and demagogic communications operation”. According to the Auto Infos website, the employers' group Mobilians and the Drivers' Defense League have, for his or her half, taken authorized motion with the goal of canceling this poll and reclassifying it as a referendum.

12 to 18 euros per hour of parking

The query submitted to voters – “for or against the creation of a specific rate for the parking of heavy, bulky, polluting individual cars” – ought to result in the tripling of the value of parking (raised to 12 or 18 euros per hour relying on the district) imposed on thermal or hybrid autos whose mass exceeds 1.6 tonnes (two tonnes for an electrical car).

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Residents is not going to be affected by this enhance, simply as “thesedentary professionals parked in their authorized parking zone, taxi drivers in dedicated stations, craftsmen, health professionals” and folks with disabilities, based on the city corridor. This estimates the extra income that this tariff revision might generate at 35 million euros and considers “only about 10% of the park” rolling is worried. According to the corporate AAAData, this proportion could be extra like 15% and would characterize 130,000 autos in Paris.

By ready for Lyon and Grenoble, Paris will be part of the record of cities having launched elevated pricing for the heaviest autos, together with Washington and Tübingen, in Germany.

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