SUVs: What would happen if parking in Milan and Rome cost three times as much as in Paris?

Paris he decided so Triple SUV parking costs. With a 54.7% Due to the positive votes of the 80,000 participants, the proposal was actually accepted offer a higher rate for non-residents who drive into the city in a sport utility vehicle. What would happen Rome And Milan What if a proposal like this were adopted?

The proposal under discussion

Triple hourly parking in those where Italy they are called le blue stripes for SUVs: This is the proposal that was put to the vote of Parisians. It is good to establish right from the start that the… The measure only affects non-residents. So nothing will change for Parisian owners of sport utility vehicles. The measure, which is due to come into force from September, will lead to this 6 To 18 euros per hour the cost of parking in nearby parking garages Arrondissement (that’s what the town halls in Rome are called, in Paris, editor’s note) from the first to the eleventh, the most central.

However, in the other nine cases, the hourly price for parking will decrease 4 To 12 euros. The fee applies to internal combustion engine vehicles and hybrid vehicles that weigh more than 1.6 tons and those with electric motors that exceed that 2 tons. It’s useful to remember that Parisians are not new to making decisions about mobility through referendums: last year they were the first city to do so ban traffic of electric scooters.

The Paris results

First of all, it must be said that he has already voted once 5.7% of those entitled to vote. A result, writes the British newspaper Guardian, well below the expectations of those who campaigned for “yes”. However, since there is no quorum, the regulation comes into force. If you look to the results in individual ArrondissementHowever, the image that emerges is of a city broken in two.

In the western districts of the French capital, the opposing vote actually predominated, while in the eastern part it was against A statement from proponents was enough to tilt the final outcome toward the latter. How can we explain this result? One hypothesis relates to the income of residents.

If we compare the referendum results with average hourly earnings (the data is updated to 2021 and comes from Insee, the French Istat, ed.), it turns out that A negative correlation arises between these two elements. In other words, the higher the income, the lower the support for the referendum proposal. This is a hypothesis, let’s proceed cautiously, especially since the tripled tariff only affects non-residents.

What would happen in Italy?

Like he always wrote Guardianmany European capitals start with London They followed the Paris vote with interest. The question then arises: What would happen if a tariff like the one that comes into force in the French capital in September were also applied in Italy? In the country in which a minister took action against the introduction of the speed limit 30 kilometers per hour in many streets of Bologna.

Of course, it is not possible to predict how a possible referendum will go. You can calculate how the rates would change. TO RomeIn absolute terms, the increase in spending would obviously have been much lower than in Paris. In fact, they are in force in the Italian capital today two tariffs: the first is from 1 euro per hour and applies outside the traffic-calmed zones, within which the other exists 1.20 euros Time.

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