Paris parking to triple in May

Parking in Paris is set to triple in price on 1 May 2015, following a decision by the Council of Paris. French trade body, the National Federation of Passenger Transport (FNTV), denounced the method chosen for the implementation of such measures as well as what it describes as the exorbitant cost of the increase. The organisation said the decision was taken unilaterally without prior consultation with professionals. FNTV argued that the bus is an environmentally friendly transportation option, as well as an economic wealth creator. In 2014, over 50% of the vehicles in the region met Euro4. It has turned to the European organisation of road transport (IRU) on the matter.

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