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Internet users say no to the removal of a lane on the Paris ring road


80,000 people responded to the region's public consultation. The “no” won 90.2% of the vote.

The result is final.

90.2% of Internet users who responded to the online consultation are against the removal of a traffic lane for all on the Paris ring road.

The survey, launched by the Île-de-France region, was open to everyone from November 10 to 30.

80,000 people participated.

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" after the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is at the origin of this consultation, the outcome of which was made public on December 1. On November 16, the Paris Council "

confirmed that the city would recover the equipment concerned at the end of the Games

". Throughout the Olympics, this portion of the road will be intended for athletes, media, rescue and law enforcement.

Internet users point to the risk of increased traffic jams and pollution, practical difficulties (accidents) and the lack of visibility on the project.

This very high participation and this massive rejection demonstrate the interest of Ile-de-France motorists in the future of this essential traffic axis.

The ring road is indeed used daily by more than 1 million vehicles, with 40% of journeys made from suburb to suburb and 80% of non-Parisian users

, ”the region commented in a press release.

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On November 17 in

Le Parisien

, David Belliard, deputy mayor of Paris, contested the very turn of the question put to Internet users, preferring to speak of “


” rather than “




The aim is to respond to air quality and noise pollution problems, which affect 500,000 people who live near the ring road


Source: lefigaro

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