A collective formed by five environmental associations imagines the trips of tomorrow in Toulouse and its surroundings.
The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will come into effect on March 1. By January 1, 2024, the most polluting vehicles, with a Crit’Air sticker 3, 4 or 5, will be excluded from the perimeter of the ZFE. This area “encompasses a large part of Toulouse inside the ring road, as well as a small part of Colomiers and Tournefeuille, i.e. a perimeter of 72 km2”, as shown by the metropolis of Toulouse on its website.
However, not everyone will have the opportunity to quickly change cars alerts a group formed by five Toulouse environmental associations. In this case, FNE, 2Pieds 2Roues, UCQ, AUTATE and Rallumons l’Étoile!. Especially since the ability of households to change vehicles is hampered by the current period, full of uncertainties.
Ideas for tomorrow’s trips to Toulouse
The collective advances several avenues to deal with this problem. They are part of an emergency plan for the development of new travel solutions. These are alternative mobilities, as explained by The Midi Dispatch. Here are a few.
In terms of public transport, the associations propose to set up a timing and integrated pricing for travel by train, metro, tram and bus throughout the conurbation, with route calculators.
Regarding travel by rail around Toulouse, the collective asks a train schedule from 6 a.m. to midnight, everyday. He also suggests extending the platforms in all stations in the city but increasing the capacity of trains with double trains. The collective even advises the creation of a crossing line Montauban-Toulouse-Castelnaudary. To facilitate connections, the collective wants bus schedules to be coordinated with train schedules.