In Belgium, the Walloon climate minister, Philippe Henry, is proposing to reduce the speed limit on motorways to 100 km/h, for the sake of ecology.
The story takes place in our Belgian neighbors but it is reminiscent of a debate that often comes up in France. That of the speed of cars, particularly on the highways. In Wallonia (southern Belgium), the discussion on this subject has just taken a new turn.
Indeed, the climate minister of the Walloon region, Philippe Henry, has just unveiled a Climate-energy plan. The goal? Save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For this, he makes various proposals. Among these, a shock measure: reduce speed to 100 km/h on highways!
“A large number of measures are on the tableloose the minister. They can still be refined, discussed and the cursor can move. But what will not change is our will to achieve our main objective. What remains of reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% in 2030compared to 1990″reports the media 7sur7.
The roads also affected by this reduction in speed
The minister is not only interested in speeding on the highways. Indeed, his plan also anticipates a potential transfer of traffic to the roads. Thus, outside urban areas, on regional roads, it intends to increase the speed of 90 to 70 km/h. And of 50 km/h to 30 km/h, in urban areas. This systematically. It’s not beautiful, is it?
Such a measure has already been mentioned in the past. Which then did not fail to create an outcry. Not enough to cool the defenders of a plan, which evokes “very concrete measures, with an immediate effect, often simple to implement and the cost of which is limited« . Motorists will appreciate knowing that they will soon be going faster on foot than by car.
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