Rhône. Collective measures launched towards the low-emission zone

A press release announcing the possibility of a lawsuit against ZFE (Low Emission Zone) has reached Le Progrès.

He mentions a “collective action (…) launched by Maître Elisabeth Gelot, lawyer in Lyon Bar and partner in SKOV Avocats”.

January 1, 2021 changed the rules of the game in the low emission zone (ZFE) in Greater Lyon, and professional vehicles that are not classified or provided with Crit’Air 4 or 5 stickers are no longer allowed to drive.

“Since the beginning of 2019, Metropolis has consistently reaffirmed in its various communication and awareness-raising actions that ZFE only applies to professional vehicles,” the statement said. individuals in December 2020 with the surprise that they were also affected by traffic and parking bans.

The press release specifies that a “preliminary appeal, free of charge, will be initiated by the lawyer. It will primarily aim to get measures to repair this violation of equality (for example, in addition to the possibility of individual exemption, and the institution for assistance with purchase of vehicles).

If Metropolis does not respond to this request, a compensatory action may be considered in the context of a second collective action. “