to Pay to enter the city with your car, this is what is happening in the bill on transport, according to the explanation of François de Rugy, the minister of the ecological Transition, on BFM TV. The choice will be in the hands of local elected officials, but the price would be capped.

” A number of things have been claimed by local elected officials, and in particular the issue of urban tolls “, admitted the minister, confirming the information on the website Context. “There will be opportunities, limits. That is to say that we will not be able to exceed a certain level of toll, and then the local elected officials will decide. “

“2,5 euro per vehicle per day in a city of over 100,000 inhabitants, it is the ceiling that will no doubt be debated,” he said, adding that this could rise to ‘ 5 € in cities of more than 500 000 people and 10 euros maximum for the heavy-weight.

The example of Stockholm

” The Grenelle laws have already allowed the city toll, there are ten years, but they had not expected conditions, so that the interested elected, in fine, have not been able to put in place “, he also recalled. “Until now, there was no clear framework, to ceiling. This is the first time since 1982, it is not every day that we made it a law of orientation on the transport in France. There will be a lot of action. “According to him, the draft law should be presented to the council of ministers” in the fall “, and Parliament ” in January or February next, without a doubt “.

While no city in France has put in place congestion, the minister is back on the example of Stockholm, a city that is a pioneer in the matter, since the testing phase began in January 2006. “The Swedes have validated (August 1, 2007, editor’s NOTE) and there has even been a referendum, but at the end of several years. Which is pretty smart, too, since the Swedes had the choice. They got the results, ” he finally assured.

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