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Fuel hike reduces road traffic in Paris region

Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The exceptional increase in fuel prices pushed private vehicle users to significantly reduce their journeys and share trips, according to the report by the Paris Region Institute presented on Wednesday.

Data from the study showed that the road traffic density on the main road network decreased by nine percent in March, compared to the previous month, due to the record highs in diesel and gasoline prices that exceeded the two-euro mark per liter.

For those responsible for the research, these increases can also explain the exceptional level reached by car sharing in March, “its highest level since these counts began,” whose increase was 15 percent compared to February.

This drop in traffic in the Paris region curbed an upward trend observed since early 2022 as, according to the figures observed, during the last week of February, the indicator even rose above the level of the first week of March 2020 (+16 percent), just before the Covid-19 pandemic, which serves as the basis for the calculation.