The elected Greens of Toulouse and the Metropolis, during their press briefing at the start of the year on Tuesday, criticized the delays in the projects of the mayor of the Pink City and his conception of the Low Emission Zone.
“In 2022, in Toulouse, nothing new will happen and we regret them. “At the start of the press conference at the start of the year for the groups of elected environmentalists from the town hall and the Metropolis, this Tuesday, Antoine Maurice set the tone by denouncing a “immobile” Toulouse, with “many projects reflected” , “suffocating”, due to a low-emissions zone which he criticizes, and “privatized”, as the threat made to the garbage collectors on strike showed in his eyes.
“Jean-Luc Mondenc has put himself in the shoes of our projects and today he has broken down. “Co-president of the group in the Metropolis, Isabelle Hardy (Génération. s) made the list of delays: 3rd line of the metro, city of music, city of the arts, Grand Parc Garonne… Delays for which the Covid is not for nothing , she said.
Second co-president of the metropolitan group, Thomas Karmann, elected in Cugnaux, has focused his arrows on the Low Emissions Zone which must, over the years, eliminate the most polluting vehicles from Toulouse and which is suspended from the green light of the state. The elected official denounced “a right-wing, punitive ZFE” which “corresponds to Jean-Luc Moudenc’s vision of ecology”. What would an environmental EPZ have been? “We assume consultation with the population and other municipalities. We suppose presented a mobility project that allows the report of the car towards other modes of transport, with more cycle paths. “All the conditions are met for it to be ineffective and not accepted by the inhabitants”, Antoine Maurice said. The elected officials said they were suppressed by the relaxations requested by a group of opponents of the ZFE.