The number of cars in Île-de-France has decreased between 2021 and 2022. This is explained by the price of vehicles and the alternative transport offer.
The number of cars in the Grand Paris metropolis is falling. This is revealed by the Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (Apur) in work on the evolution of the car fleet in the area. We count 35,436 fewer cars on the roads in this area between 2021 and 2022. The number of registered light vehicles (passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) fell by 1.21% in the 131 municipalities of the territory.
This phenomenon is explained by the cost of carsas well as rising energy prices. The amounts are questioned by motorists, who consider alternative modes of transport. This while the offer for cycling, in particular, has developed in Île-de-France. 287 kilometers of cycle paths or greenways were created in the metropolis between February 2020 and March 2023.
A decrease that is not homogeneous in Île-de-France
However, this decrease is far from being homogeneous in all areas of Île-de-France. So, there is a slight increase in the towns of the Boucles nord de Seine intermunicipalities (such as Argenteuil, Asnières-sur-Seine, Bois-Colombes, Clichy, Colombes, Villeneuve-la-Garenne). Similar situation in those of Paris Terres d’envol (Aulnay-sous-Bois, Drancy, Le Blanc-Mesnil, Le Bourget, Sevrant, Tremblay-en-France, Villepinte).
This is precisely explained by the lack of alternatives to the car for transport. Olivier Richard, director of studies at Apur, provides details on these nuances, at the Parisian :
“We already know that demotorization has been a very strong trend in Paris for the past twenty years, with just over a third of households owning a car. What is interesting is that this phenomenon now extends well beyond, on the scale of the metropolis but also of the region. We are witnessing a paradigm shift in relation to the place of the car. »
“We have to be fairly careful when analyzing these figures. Because in some municipalities, the delivery of new housing and the arrival of new residents – some of whom own a car – are offsetting this decline. »
A big change in 2030?
The director of studies meet in 2030with network delivery Grand Paris Express. The latter will offer more opportunities to all citizens of the area, as the director of studies continues:
“The big bang will be especially in 2030, with the delivery of the Grand Paris Expresse network, which will revolutionize the transport offer in territories that we see as somewhat stable. »
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