By limiting the resident ticket to one vehicle in Lyon, the exit from the “whole car” becomes clear.

This is just one more step towards the reduction of the car in the city that makes the ecological majority of Lyon. This Thursday, elected officials on the city council voted to stop issuing a second resident parking sticker to every home.

Until now, Lyon residents living in the city’s nine arrondissements could indeed benefit from two resident parking stickers per home, with a different annual rate for a second car – more expensive.

“The Urban Travel Plan (PDU) voted in 2017 proposed this, and here is the discussion that implements it. […] The first step recommended by PDU was implemented by our predecessors in 2018: differentiate the costs between the first and second sticker. Therefore, we are considering a second phase, which is the gradual release of the second vignettes for residents.“, pioneer Valentin Lungenstrass, mobility assistant at the presentation during the town hall this Thursday, December 15.

A measure aimed at ensuring better sharing of public space and gradually encouraging people to abandon the use of private vehicles. It is also the next step towards ZFE and its climate commitments (the City is labeled as 100 Climate Neutral Cities by 2030).

Also recommended as part of the mandatory PDU for agglomerations with more than 100,000 inhabitants, this measure is actually being implemented in Villeurbanne, but also in Paris from July 12, 2021.where one user is given only one right (same surname, first name, Paris address and account)“.

Gradual implementation

suspension of distribution “the second miniature“It was set for June 2023. But the mobility assistant stuck around.”progressive“installation:”current rights are renewable on a twelve-month basis until then“.

Also, until now it was only possible to renew your sticker thirty days before it expired. Thus, this period will be extended to six months for a second car per household.

This should ultimately allow 1,000 cars to retain their rights until 2024, or even the end of 2024 for some.

Decrease in motorization

PDU 2017-2030 therefore “regulation of street parking and strengthening of respect for itt”, noted that the private park is not used enough, thus it is blockedwhich offers public parking “no it is only 40% of places.”

This decision also aims to develop the use of car sharing currently available in the fleet.thousand cars“, or the consolidation of private car fleets. According to the city of Lyon, household ownership of a second car has even tended to decline sharply in recent years.

Valentin Lungenstrass really guessed it at the microphone of BFM Lyon “We’ve gone from 7,600 seconds of thumbnails to about 2,000 today”while noting that the use of these second vehicles will be allocated first”for occasional needs“.

Pascal Blache, LR mayor of the 6th district, also noted during the city council that “According to city services, the share of households with a second car fell from 15% to 11%..”

The average motorization rate of households in Lyon Metropolis has also decreased”From 1.11 cars per household in 2006 to 0.99 in 2015“, PDU informs.

Despite this decline, the private car still represented the number 1 mode of transport chosen by 44% of residents in the Lyon conurbation in 2015, and walking (respectively) by 34%. PDU) while at this stage little information has been communicated about the nature of these vehicles.

First local reactions

The opposition, led by Béatrice Gailliout of the Progressives and Republicans group, tried to pass an amendment to link the separation of the second sticker to the state of the house and keep justified cases”, working late, working away, etc. “A few cars are disturbed and this will prevent social damage” the elected official claimed. But the amendment was rejected.

The condo was also requested by the Pour Lyon group, where former mayor Gérard Collomb sits, but this time according to a different criterion: whether the house has a garage. By the way, this is the track he suggested also at PDU. “We are in favor of reducing good intelligence, but we are against ignoring the situation“, supported Anne-Sophie Condemine.

Pascal Blache, for his part, highlighted the decline of motorization in the city and thus suggested leaving the city.stock” slowly diminishing itself.

“The use of a car sometimes becomes a necessity. It’s not about banning the car, it’s about giving preference to the shared use of the road system. It’s about health and ecology. The discussion wants to register a concrete reality: the majority of households have only one car left. It’s also generally car access” replied PS adviser Philip Prieto.

Resident ticket at the center of experiences

The resident ticket has been a sensitive issue at the municipal level for several years, as well as a testing ground for ecological cities.

In Grenoble, the environmentalist mayor Eric Piolle, who has been in office since 2014, does not take any measures in this direction, but in 2016 he tried to make the parking rate “progressive”, that is, especially in relation to household income.

Or the amount that should increase from twelve euros to ten euros to thirty euros per month depending on the declared income related to daily family life. Finally, a few months later in 2017, the measure was overturned by the Administrative Court of Grenoble, forcing the City to refund the overpayment to residents. after the appeal of the socialist opposition.