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Title    Paris Votes to Triple Parking Fees for SUVs
Date    Wednesday February 07, @03:39AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=24/02/06/081238

canopic jug writes:

The majority residents of Paris have voted in favor of heavy parking fees for suburban utility vehicles over 1.6 tons or more. These new fees rise to €18 an hour in the city center, with lower rates further out. The goals are to improve air quality, road safety, and provide for better commuting by bicycle.

Starting September 1st, gas or hybrid SUVs, and other larger vehicles weighing over 1.6 tonnes (1.76 tons), will be charged €18 (around $19.40) per hour to park in the center of Paris, and €12 (around $12.90) per hour in the rest of the city. The new pricing also applies to electric vehicles weighing over two tonnes (2.20 tons). Exemptions are in place for taxis and city residents, which means those traveling into Paris from outside the city will be most impacted. According to one of the posters for the referendum, only three in 10 Parisians even own a personal vehicle.

[...] Under Hidalgo, a Socialist, the streets of Paris have been transformed with 84 kilometers (52 miles) of cycle lanes created since 2020 and a 71% jump in bike usage between the end of the COVID-19 lockdowns and 2023, according to City Hall.

[...] SUVs have become increasingly popular in France, favored by families in particular.

The Verge: Paris votes to crack down on SUVs

Previously:
(2023) Test Bike Generators in Paris, Rotterdam, and Barcelona
(2023) Parisians Say Au Revoir to Shared E-scooters


Original Submission

Links

  1. "canopic jug" - https://soylentnews.org/~canopic+jug/
  2. "voted in favor of heavy parking fees for suburban utility vehicles" - https://www.dw.com/en/paris-votes-to-triple-parking-fees-for-suvs-champions-bikes/a-68170496
  3. "new fees rise to €18 an hour" - https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/5/24061970/suv-parking-charges-paris-air-pollution-road-safety
  4. "lower rates further out" - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/02/04/paris-suv-parking-fees-referendum/
  5. "Paris votes to crack down on SUVs" - https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/5/24061970/suv-parking-charges-paris-air-pollution-road-safety
  6. "Test Bike Generators in Paris, Rotterdam, and Barcelona" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/12/09/0413213
  7. "Parisians Say Au Revoir to Shared E-scooters" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/04/05/042243
  8. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=62019

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