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Paris says no to SUVs on the streets and triples the value of parking

Paris says no to SUVs on the streets and triples the value of parking
February 5, 2024 – 12:43

Parisians voted Sunday to raise the price of street parking for SUVs. The initiative was proposed by Mayor Anne Hidalgo and was approved with 54% of the votes.

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The french capital proclaimed in favor of “removing” the SUV truckswhen voting a increase in the price of street parking for this type of trucks. The decision was made after only the 5.7% of the registered register will approach vote.

The initiative was proposed by the Mayor Anne Hidalgo. The objective is for the city to be more ecological and respectful with pedestrians and cyclists, facing the Olympic Games of this year that will be carried out in Paris.

Paris vs SUVs

In the electoral campaign on social networks, Gentleman explained that the SUV trucks “they take up too much space in the narrow Parisian streets, they pollute too much and threaten our health and our planet.” In addition, the mayor assured that this type of vehicle causes “more traffic accidents than smaller cars.”

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Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, during the vote.

Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, during the vote.

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“The time has come to break with this tendency for cars to always be bigger, taller, wider,” stated the mayor of Paris prior to the vote. The elections finally approved the election and the parking cost for the vans SUV will increase significantly.

However, it should be noted that these were elections with very low electoral participation. Of the more than 1.3 million eligible votersonly paid for the 5.7% of the register.

What will the new rate for SUV trucks be like?

The new rate will apply only to non-residents when parking vans in the French capital. The amount for parking would skyrocket 18 euros $19.5 – per hour during first two hours.

After the first two hours, parking will go increasing its value. A six hour stay – the estimated time it would take to see a show during the Olympic Games and then go to a restaurant – it would cost approximately 225 euros.

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Paris is preparing to host the Olympic Games in 2024.

Paris is preparing to host the Olympic Games in 2024.

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This marks a clear difference compared to the rate charged to smaller cars, which only pay 6 euros per hour. In the same example, a 6-hour parking would cost 75 euros for the smallest vehicles.

Far from the city center the value decreases. In the peripheral districts of Paris, from 12 to 20, the driver of a foreign SUV I would pay 12 euros per hour for the first two hours and would pay 150 euros for 6 hours.

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