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Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate days
Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:36 EST, 16 March 2014 | Peter Allen

Posted on 03/16/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Drivers in Paris will only be allowed to use their cars every other day from tomorrow because of dangerous pollution levels.

The introduction of the drastic measure follows a grey smog settling over the French capital from the middle of last week.

François Hollande’s socialist government decided to introduce alternative driving days after air pollution exceeded safe levels for five days running. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: eussr; france; paris; smog

1 posted on 03/16/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think bad car driving is banned on every day.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 12:28:15 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Olog-hai

73% of new cars sold in France last year were diesels (diesel fuel cheaper due to tax advantage).
I’m sure they have a lot of particulates.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 12:31:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

How about Car-B-Q?

Are those banned?


4 posted on 03/16/2014 12:42:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

with all the regs they put on european car exhaust i find this difficult to believe. we’re supposed to believe they are more strict on emissions than we are. yet they have a paris car exhaust problem? how is that possible?

i call bs.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 12:54:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

European refineries routinely ship tanks of gasoline to NY Harbor and other East Coast points.

The tankers are sent back to Europe and the UK with diesel, which is a premium fuel over there.

This one reason why diesel, which used to sell for $.02 below gasoline, is now $.50 or more over gasoline per gallon.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 1:06:09 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

i can’t believe that their laws don’t call for clean diesel, - ie low sulfur emission - diesel. there’s a lot less stuff in the air with clean diesel.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 1:11:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

What about that wonderful Euro mass transit system, why isn’t it working? You know, that same system that the greenies/politcals want to force on us so they can skim off untold billions.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 1:16:42 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Secret Agent Man

Soot is still soot. Distillate is still distillate. Many years ago, Europe cast favor on diesel fuel and very small engines in their cars. There is plenty of mass transit so long distances are not typically traveled by car. The oil change/service business does not exist in Europe. Motorists change oil one a year at their dealer’s...


9 posted on 03/16/2014 1:24:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: fella

Silly. Those mass transits are for consuming tax dollars, not transporting passengers.

Here in Austin we pay half a penny tax per dollar spent for our unused Metro.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 1:25:56 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: fella

Oh yeah, Paris’ Métro, which has rubber tires on the wheels.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 1:26:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: txhurl
I was in Richardson years ago, and the local office guys were complaining about the increase in the meals tax at the time for "mass transit".

(If it wasn't meals, it was the gst, but it was over lunch...)

12 posted on 03/16/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: txhurl

And here I keep hearing it’s the twentieth most-used rail system in the country. Wonder what they base that on? because the fare recovery ratio is a miserably-low 13 percent on average. They even got rid of fare zones and now have a flat fare of $2.75 (really low for a 31-mile ride end to end); that can only kill the bottom line further.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 2:00:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bbut the clean air regs in Amerika will take care of that pollution right?
/s


14 posted on 03/16/2014 3:58:06 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: Olog-hai; Arrowhead1952

Is CARTS part of CapMet? And all the private contractor drivers who ferry people to and from medical appts? Those would drive ‘ridership’ up, it certainly isn’t buses or rail.


15 posted on 03/16/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl
Is CARTS part of CapMet?

Yes. Austin silly council wants to force people into pubic transit. Bike lanes, rapid bus that take away a lane for cars in each direction and they run commercials about the passengers laughing at the "cars stuck in traffic" while the busses sail to their next stop. I hate those ads.

16 posted on 03/16/2014 4:11:54 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

A bicyclist nearly killed about 20 of us on Anderson Mill the other day by the quarry, nearly forcing us off into the boulders to avoid the rock truck coming around the corner.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

The moozlums continue their nightly torching of cars in France. I guess they are doing their part for cleaner air.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 4:21:38 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: txhurl
Well, they are set up as nominally separate, but they are a “contractor” with Cap Metro. Both entities are beholden to the Texas DOT.

This article from 2012 gives some detail about a joint regional bus pass between CARTS and Cap Metro.
19 posted on 03/16/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: txhurl

I had a buddy who mounted a train horn and air compressor under his hood. Scared the shorts off of the bicyclists when he drove up behind them.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: txhurl
Here in Austin we pay half a penny tax per dollar spent for our unused Metro.

We got you beat in Houston. We piss away a penny on every dollar spent, funneled to our empty busses and downtown train wrecks.

21 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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