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Cars in Paris: what perimeter for the limited traffic zone desired by Anne Hidalgo by 2024?


From the beginning of next year, individuals will no longer be able to drive freely in several districts of the capital.

The ZTL will be done well at the start of 2024

”, just before the Olympic Games, confirmed PS mayor Anne Hidalgo during an interview with AFP.

The implementation of the limited traffic zone in the center of Paris, which aims to prohibit traffic in the hypercentre to vehicles without reason to stop, had already been postponed by a year and a half at the start of 2022. is it precisely?

The objective of this project is to prohibit the circulation of vehicles without reason to stop in several central districts.

Transit traffic

”, which represents

“50% of current traffic

will be punishable by a fine.

It is therefore impossible to go from the 14th to the 18th arrondissement by crossing the defined perimeter.

Only buses, taxis, VTCs and vehicles of general interest (firefighters, Samu, etc.) will be authorized to circulate there.

A reduction in the maximum authorized speed is also to be expected.

However, “

destination traffic

” will still be allowed.

Everyone will therefore be free to go there to park there, to go

“to friends, to the cinema or to an art gallery”

, details the website of the City of Paris.


A measure without tail or head

", judge Fabrice Godefroy, mobility and environment expert of the association 40 Million Motorists.

But then, what will be the route of the future ZTL?

Seven boroughs concerned

The “

peaceful zone

”, as it is called in municipal jargon, will concern the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements, as well as the northern part of the 5th, 6th and 7th


From Place de la Concorde to Place de la Bastille, and from Boulevard Saint Germain to Place des Italiens, this perimeter of tranquility will extend.

A space

“where the traffic will be rebalanced for the benefit of pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport”

, we explain on the website of the City of Paris.

But Fabrice Godefroy remains suspicious:

“developing alternative mobility is a good thing, unless it is to question them later.

Anne Hidalgo has already done it with self-service electric scooters


Map of the Limited Traffic Zone planned for 2024 City of Paris

Since it will be forbidden to cross this zone by car without a valid reason, it will have to be circumvented, at the risk of creating an inner ring road.

The ZTL implementation schedule specifies that work is planned to make Boulevard Saint-Germain two-way.


Once again, the Mayor of Paris puts the cart before the horse

", Chamber Fabrice Godefroy.

For him, this is a new "

implementation of a restrictive system, without considering upstream future issues


Reservations shared by Didier Lallement, the former police chief of the capital, who fears

"difficulties for the circulation of emergency and police services on the outskirts of the area"

as well as a

“negative impact for the economic activity of the capital”.

To read also"The thousand and one giant trash cans of Anne Hidalgo in Paris"

However, in 2021, the City wanted to consult Parisians on this project.

But the opinion of those concerned has, it seems, no weight against that of Anne Hidalgo.

The results were however clear: 60% of those polled were unfavorable or worried.

No matter, the mayor of Paris intends to carry out her idea.

The limited traffic zone should see the light of day before the 2024 Olympic Games.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-30

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