While Low Emission Zones (ZFE) are gradually being introduced in France, elected Communists in Toulouse are expressing their fears.
Low Emission Zones are at the heart of debates in the automotive world today. As they are put in place, the concern increases. This for the drivers as well as for the associations defending them. But politicians are also starting to wake up…
Indeed, elected Communists of Toulouse are making their voices heard against this measure. They thus judge that the establishment of this ZFE « va penalize the working classes who do not have the means to buy a recent car. Residents living outside the Toulouse metropolitan area are in fact excluded from aid, as they are non-residents. While they go there daily to work, to be healed, to train “concludes this press release signed by metropolitan, departmental and regional councilors of the political group.
The elected communists have ideas to make accept the ZFE of Toulouse
Elected officials recognize, however, that the establishment of a Low Emissions Zone has an imperative to improve air quality. So they ask “that the debate on the timetable of the ZFE and that the application criteria be taken back”. “Let’s take action to improve air quality, without penalizing the working classes!«
These elected officials also wish strengthen conversion aids proposed by the State and the Toulouse metropolis. The state must also offer zero interest loans, according to them. The public authorities must make major investments to develop alternative mobility.
Finally, restrictions de circulation “more fair and more efficient” should be considered. The potentials affected by such measures will appreciate. These policies also seek to tackle fine particles emitted during braking.
Remember that the principle of EPZs, on paper, is to chase the most polluting vehicles from cities. This is to improve the air quality there. For it, the Crit’Air sticker (defining a category of cleanliness of the vehicle carrying it) is taken into account. Millions of motorists will therefore no longer have the right to drive in certain areas.
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