In February 2023, the French capital’s administration will launch a concerted effort to improve cohabitation between vehicles and pedestrians
January 11, 2023
The first citizen of Paris Anne Hidalgo makes no concessions, promises a crackdown on the improvement of cohabitation between scooters, bicycles, pedestrians, taxis and so on on the streets of the French capital. As reported by Ansa, Hidalgo has announced a series of in accordance with this by summer 2023, mainly to ensure greater security for citizens.
During a ceremony at the Hotel de Ville Hidalgo, he took his cue from a public consultation from which the difficult cohabitation between these vehicles and the need for a set of more targeted rules would emerge, which will come out of a consultation – scheduled for February 2023 – between citizens and experts to produce a specific “road code”. with which to limit incorrect behavior, smooth traffic even in cycle paths and avoid – for example – that sidewalks become dangerous due to a difficult cohabitation between bicycles, scooters and pedestrians.
Paid parking has been required in Paris for a few months, as the Mayor hoped for in the context of its broader policy on urban mobility also for motorcycles and scooters (except electric ones) with high tariffs, while the Municipality has repeatedly urged sharing companies whose contract with the Parisian administration expires in February 2023 to find solutions to make use of these vehicles (there are around 15,000 scooters for hire in Paris) less dangerous, remembering that among the many accidents that have occurred in recent years, there have also been tragic events.