— Published 15 November 2023

A hardcore traffic plan

Not exactly a scoop: getting around Paris during the Olympic Games is going to be complicated. The French Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, admitted as much on Tuesday November 14, at the close of the eighth Strategic Mobility Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Complicated, and probably even more so. “By the end of November, or the very beginning of December at the latest, the long-awaited traffic plans for Paris will be presented, explained Clément Beaune. I can’t hide the fact that these traffic plans will be hardcore. On competition days, it will be complicated to get around Paris. But there will obviously be both exemptions and special rules for professionals“. As the Minister made clear, a consultation phase is planned with professional organizations until early next year. This will be followed by an information campaign, during which the authorities will explain the transport plan and the means planned to reduce travel. Held during the morning of Tuesday November 14, the Strategic Mobility Committee reviewed progress on the main infrastructure projects planned for the Games. According to the official version, delivered in a press release from the Ministry of Sports, “timetables are still tense but being kept to“. The extension of metro line 14, in particular, is on schedule. A series of tests were successfully carried out during the school vacations.