“It will be difficult to travel through Paris on match days,” the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management acknowledges

The Paris ring road, towards Porte d'Orléans, May 11, 2020.

This should not improve the way Parisians anticipate the 2024 Paris Olympics. Two days after the publication of a survey by Odoxa (conducted for Winamax and RTL) showing that the perception of the Olympic Games “alarm level reached” Among the residents of Ile-de-France, the Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, acknowledged on Tuesday, November 14, that road traffic “complicated” in Paris on match days – from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

“The long-awaited traffic plans in Paris will be presented at the end of November, or at the beginning of December at the latest.”announced the minister, speaking as part of the first congress of the Group of Hotels and Restaurants of France (GHR), a few hours after the organization of“a meeting with all stakeholders in the transport sector and the Paris Police Prefect” about the subject. “I will not hide these traffic plans from you (…) will be “hardcore”.entrusted Clément Beaune to the professionals who are waiting for these plans, especially regarding their deliveries.

“It will be complicated to travel through Paris on match days”he admitted, mentioning “exemptions, special rules for professionals”and D’“a consultation phase until early next year”. This is the first time that the minister has raised in this way the issue of traffic, which has been worrying Parisians since the designation of Paris as a host city in 2017. The survey published on Sunday by the Odoxa polling institute shows that the distrust towards Ile-de-France residents regarding the Games, which now reaches 44% (compared to 22% two years ago), mainly concerns the issue of transport: 81% of Ile-de-France residents , and 66% of French people, place this topic at the top of their interest in the run-up to the Olympic Games.

“Make sure you have less unnecessary travel”

In total, some 185 kilometers of tracks, reserved exclusively for athletes and accredited persons, are planned for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. “These lanes will have an impact on the rest of the traffic”recognized the mobility coordinator for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Florent Bardon, during a webinar for freight professionals at the beginning of this year.

The Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management also announced this “an information campaign (…) about preparing for the Games, how we can ensure that we have less unnecessary travel during the Games »for’“explain what happens during the Games: the plans, the exemptions, those who are entitled to travel”. To professionals from the hotel sector, Clément Beaune clarified that a ” special attention ” would be worn “in exemptions and in upstream communication”, for professionals “and all those who provide for you”.

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