September 1st goes badly for drivers of thermal motorized two-wheelers (2WD). From Thursday, they will be obliged to pay for their parking on marked locations while free will be applied for electric two-wheelers. Parisian residents can benefit from a preferential rate (applicable in their area of residence) and professional passes are allocated. Registration on an online platform is required.
Two months after the establishment of this registration service, approximately 10,250 requests have been satisfied. “The number of residential parking lots granted is 6,080, the number of professional rights is 2,419 and it is 1,667 for electric PTWs and 80 for disabled PTWs”, detailed Tuesday morning with AFP David Belliard, the assistant (EELV) for mobility and the transformation of public space. “It is a controversial measure, many people are not happy. But there are also plenty of people who are waiting for this measure. We are in an exemption regime for machines that take up space in the public space, that make noise, and that pollute”, defends David Belliard, who would like to transform “the way we have to move around in town “.
The “resistance” of bikers
“The vast majority of people who come to work today do so by public transport. It is estimated that 100,000 the number of scooters and motorcycles passing through Paris. We want to encourage migration to other forms of mobility,” highlights the deputy mayor. In the center of the capital, parking costs 3 euros per hour compared to 2 euros in the outer districts. For residents, the annual card is worth 22.50 euros per year, plus 0.75 euros per day of parking.
Faced with these measures, the Federation of Angry Bikers (FFMC) announces that it will continue its “resistance”. “We are still against paid parking, we will continue to mobilize”, told AFP its Ile-de-France delegate Jean-Marc Belotti, whose office must decide on the actions to be taken. “This measure is essential. It’s painful, I understand, but I think it’s really fair, it responds to climate and public health issues. No one will go back on it, ”warns David Belliard.