Tuesday, the mayor of Paris and candidate for the presidential election said he was in favor of a drop in speed on these axes. “130km / h is a lot”, judged Anne Hidalgo.

After the doubling of teachers’ salaries, once again, the executive is opposed to a proposal by Anne Hidalgo. Asked about BFMTV on Wednesday, the Deputy Minister of Transport said he was not in favor of lowering the maximum speed on the motorway, from 130 km / h to 110 km / h. “There are plenty of motorway sectors on which you are already at 110”, recalled Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.

“Madame Hidalgo should take her car and go visit the countryside”, criticized the member of the government, judging that this proposal was based on a “somewhat Parisian vision of things”. He is therefore “not in favor of this […] somewhat ideological proposal”. Tuesday, Anne Hidalgo estimated that “130 km / h is a lot”: she said “personally for the drop in speed” on the highways, “since speed equals accidents”.

The minister was more measured about the drop in the maximum speed on national roads to 80 km / h. “I know that it bothered the French a bit, even if […] I take responsibility for the measure we have taken”, he commented. He also remained cautious about limiting the speed in town to 30 km / h, as the mayor of Paris decided recently. “If it’s scientifically proven that it lowers greenhouse gas emissions, why not.” The problem is that the experts […] tell us that it has no effect, little effect, even the opposite effect, “underlined Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. The basis for the measure is not “scientifically proven”, he concluded.

The minister also took a more firm stance against Marine le Pen and Arnaud Montebourg’s proposals to nationalize the highways, managed by concessionary companies. “It is devastating to the last degree”, he judged, underlining the pharaonic cost – “of the order of 45 to 50 billion euros” – of the measure. The axes “will return to the bosom of the state in 10 years”, he recalled, and the state will then be able to decide on the continuation of this file.

The minister also returned to the increase in fuel costs, which has continued for several months. The introduction of a floating tax, which would adapt to world oil prices, “does not provide any solution in the long term”, he judged. A debate on lowering taxes on fuels could take place in Parliament during the examination of the 2022 budget, but this track is “not the proposal” of the executive, who favors the exit from “dependence on fossil fuels”. “If Emmanuel Macron is the president of something, it is purchasing power”, he defended, considering that since 2017, “the French […], when you just look at the taxes, have earned between 800 and 4600 euros per year per household ”.

The minister specified that the government was going to ask the SNCF for a “much smaller project” for the Gare du Nord, the day after the announcement of the abandonment of the current renovation project. Parisian station. The current station is “difficult to use, in terms of flow management,” he said. This project of approximately 50 million euros will have to remedy this problem. The failure of the renovation is in particular due to a lack of “political consistency” on the part of the mayor of Paris, criticized Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.

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Hidalgo will soon be proposing a return to the workhorse to attract a few declining schools. The vote fishery is on.

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