Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pollution: the alternating circulation extended Friday in the paris region – The Point

The alternating circulation will be renewed Friday in the paris region and setting up in Lyon, a first in the province, in response to the persistent pollution to fine particles, which led Thursday, Ségolène Royal, promising new measures for clean transport.

For the fourth day in a row, despite a slight increase expected in the level of concentrations of pollutants, the alternating circulation will be in force across Paris and 22 towns of the petite couronne: one time outstanding to the extent of a peak of pollution in winter unpublished for ten years.

Only vehicles with registration odd will be able to travel, as well as those who carpool, or enjoy one of the many exemptions, said Mark Meunier, secretary-general of the area of defence and security of Paris.

The transport will again be free.

in Lyon, the prefecture has maintained the establishment Friday of the alternating circulation, for the first time outside of the paris region, despite, again, the slight improvement is expected to have on the front of the pollution.

The alternating circulation, a measure of the effectiveness is often disputed, however, seems always to struggle to impose itself: the accumulation of caps has reached a level judged to be “outstanding” on Thursday morning by the Direction des routes d’ile-de-France, which has identified a peak of 415 kilometers of traffic jams, compared to a little over 300 usually.

on Tuesday, the first day of alternating circulation, the traffic had been reduced by only 5% to 10% compared to a usual day and its impact had been low on pollution, according to Airparif, the body in charge of monitoring the air quality in the paris region.

For many motorists interviewed by the AFP, the alternating circulation, “it is nothing”.

- ‘improving Trend’ -

“I would not buy another car for work today!” ironisé Jug, a contractor for 31 years, until its violation of 22 euros, at the wheel of his pickup truck with the license odd.

in Addition to the paris region, the pollution remained high Thursday in Lyon and Grenoble, the urban areas of the countries of Savoy, the valley of the Rhone, the Seine-Maritime, Dawn and the Eure.

The maximum speeds allowed are low in the region Hauts-de-France until Friday 06: 00.

The “slightly better” due Friday on the front of the pollution in the Ile-de-France, with “a small tendency to increase for the weekend”, explained by “a small lifting of wind,” says Airparif.

Ségolène Royal, discreet, up to date on the subject, has announced that it would propose several measures in support of clean transport in the Council of ministers on Saturday.

The minister of the Environment will propose that “the elected representatives and prefects to make mandatory the certificates of air quality (thumbnails of colors, editor’s NOTE) in the areas to peaks of pollution regular”. Such a sticker is already going to be mandatory in Paris from the 16th of January.

Ms. Royal also hope that the bonus for the purchase of an electric vehicle granted to private individuals to be extended to commercial vehicles and the tax credit for the installation of recharging points for electric for the individuals is increased.

For its part, the ministry of Health has indicated that they conduct “surveillance of health effects” at national and regional level and requested that the health-care institutions “are prepared to respond to a possible influx of patients in the areas concerned”.

The air pollution is at the origin of 48,000 premature deaths in France, according to the public Health agency of France, and cost the country more than 100 billion euros per year, according to a senate report.

The mayor of Paris has launched on Thursday an online campaign to combat automobile pollution in the capital.

08/12/2016 20:58:42 – Paris (AFP) – © 2016 AFP


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