Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of Toulouse and president of Toulouse Métropole, distances himself from the State with regard to the establishment of the low emission zone (ZFE).
Like 44 other cities with more than 150,000 inhabitants, Toulouse Métropole must set up a low-emissions zone. Since January 1, 2023, the latter has been extended to vehicles classified Crit’Air 4. It should concern Crit’Air 3 on January 1, 2024. A decisive step, since it will suddenly affect many more vehicles and motorists.
If he does not question the merits of the measure with regard to ecology, Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of Toulouse and president of Toulouse Métropole, wanted to distance yourself from this law and from the State. He insists on the fact that these measures remain burdensome for citizens, who must change their transport habits or their vehicle. Evidenced by his remarks reported by The Midi Dispatch :
“I am well aware of the fact that the remainder to be paid is still far too high for our most modest fellow citizens. »
Double state aid and improve the Toulouse ZFE system
The city councilor went to meet, in the fall, Christophe Béchu, minister in charge of the file, under Urban France, association of the major cities of France. In particular, he asked “that the State double the aid”in order to support motorists facing this measure.
For his part, the president of the Metropolis recalls that the entity has voted its aid “from October 2020”. This before granting derogations, with a ZFE pass for small riders in particular. More help is coming for bikers and cars Crit’Air 3. This before the arrival of control cameras in 2024. The elected official intends to improve the system in his own way and does not give instructions to the municipal police:
“We have 18 months to improve the device (…) It is up to the State to organize the control and the sanction. »
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