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Around mid-November, Minister for Transport Clément Beaune warned that traffic would be particularly complicated in the Paris region during the 2024 Olympic Games. an audience of professionals, he even said of the traffic plans that they would be downright “hardcore”. This seems to be confirmed. In a recent article, our colleagues from Le Parisien revealed these famous plans in advance as well as an overview of the rules which will apply throughout the duration of the events. This is what you need to remember.
Car traffic prohibited in places
In the immediate vicinity of the Olympic and Paralympic sites, and there are many of them (full list below), car traffic will be strongly restricted. “Priority”, we note in Le Parisien, “will be given to pedestrians and cyclists”. There will be three types of zones: a first of gray color, another of blue color, a last of red color. In the last, it will be necessary to pre-register on a digital platform which should be “put online, at the earliest, in March 2024”, to use the words of Paris police prefect Laurent Nuñez. And be careful, not everyone will be able to have an exemption in the form of a QR Code. A consultation is currently underway to determine the categories of people who will be able to make the request. Residents and traders must also have an exemption. We should know more when the platform launches.
The blue zone is “established to divert passing traffic as much as necessary and avoid unnecessary congestion”, announces the prefecture in a communiqué. No ban strictly speaking but regular checks are to be expected. Added to this are security perimeters around the installations within which no one other than the police and probably the organizers will probably be able to circulate, these are the gray zones.
List of Olympic and Paralympic sites which will be affected by traffic restrictions:
Arena Paris Sud
Arena Porte de la Chapelle
Aquatic center (Saint-Denis)
Paris La Défense Arena (Nanterre)
Place de la Concorde
Roland-Garros (Parc des Princes)
Climbing site (Le Bourget)
Stade de France (Saint-Denis)
Yves-du-Manoir Stadium (Colombes)
Trocadéro – Pont d’Iéna
Athletes’ villages (Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen and Île-Saint-Denis)
Plans that cause an uproar
The reactions were not long in coming. In a press release published immediately, the 40 million motorists association speaks of “unacceptable traffic restriction zones” and “denounces a lack of access to the capital during the Olympics”, not forgetting to recall that the price public transport will also be doubled during this period for non-Paris residents. Something announced by the president of the Île-de-France region Valérie Pécresse during the week. Of the centrist senators speak on X (formerly Twitter) of “measures typical of a state of emergency”. On this network, the hashtag #QRCode is increasingly popular this evening.
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To sum up
The Minister for Transport was particularly critical of the traffic plans planned for the 2024 Olympics, which he was able to consult in advance. There are no longer too many doubts to have, Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and French people from all walks of life will have to be patient next summer if they travel in or around the capital.
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