Environment: low emission zones are relaxed in six cities

In Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), the ZFE, the low emission zone, will be less restrictive. Cars with Crit’Air 3 stickers, which were to be banned in 2025, can continue to drive. Traffic restrictions are relaxed in the pink city, as the government has loosened the grip on the EPZs. He argued by saying that the pollution thresholds are no longer exceeded in six agglomerations in France.

For associations, the air quality remains poor

In Reims (Marne), Saint-Étienne (Loire), Grenoble (Isère), Montpellier (Hérault), Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) and Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), the cities will have the choice of whether or not to toughen their policy. For 31 other municipalities, very old cars will be banned in 2025. A scandal according to certain associations, which consider that the air quality remains poor. “Air pollution is 40,000 to 100,000 deaths per year in France”, underlines Tony Renucci, director of the Respire association. Restrictions remain in five agglomerations in which the air quality is deemed to be poor.

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