Boost in sight for reserved carpool lanes

DECRYPTION – The climate and resilience bill provides in its current form that departmental and national roads accommodate a section reserved for this mode of travel. These arrangements are not unanimous.

Still at the discretion of road managers and communities, dedicated carpooling lanes will become compulsory on several axes. The climate and resilience bill, debated in the Senate from Monday, provides in its current form that the departmental roads but also the national roads of two times three lanes leading to a low-emission zone (zone in which the most polluting vehicles are prohibited) accommodate this type of route. Even if the text mentions exceptions linked in particular to road safety problems, several dozen of these reserved lanes should see the light of day.

While carpooling continues to develop, the sections reserved for it can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Only three ways exist, and recently. Eight kilometers have been created since September 2020 on the A 48 in Grenoble, in Isère. More recently, in both directions, 4 kilometers have been developed since last December on either side of the tunnel

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