The ozone pollution alert was launched in the Bouches du Rhône this Thursday, August 11 and will be extended this Friday, the prefecture announced in a press release. A decision that is accompanied by several measures, including the reduction of 20 km / h of maximum speeds, as reported by La Provence.
“Ozone concentrations have risen dramatically in recent days in Bouches-du-Rhône and should exceed regulatory thresholds,” the prefecture said in a press release on Wednesday.
Level 1 alert extended on Friday, August 13 at the #Rhone mouths
– Prefect of the PACA and Bouches-du-Rhône region (@ Prefet13) August 12, 2021
In Marseille, the city council has introduced free parking for all residents and subscribers, within the perimeter of its neighborhood. For passing motorists, on the other hand, it will be necessary to pay double the classic hourly rate.
In addition, the municipality has also asked self-service bicycle and scooter operators to apply reduced rates until the alert is lifted.
As for the department, the prefecture also announced the strengthening of speed and anti-pollution controls. In fact, the speed should be reduced by 20 km / h above 70 km / h on the roads, or by 10 knots for ships near the basins and 8 knots in the east (Marseille) and west (Fos).