A new demonstration of angry bikers took place this Sunday, October 24. Paid parking for motorized two-wheelers, Anne Hidalgo’s project for 2022, does not pass.
In front of the Arc de Triomphe, unpacked (it was packed on September 18, date of the previous event). Photo Awacs Xavier Michel
Left in the early afternoon from Avenue Foch, as usual, the demonstration bringing together « hundreds of bikers », according to The Parisian, stopped in front of the Eiffel Tower and crossed the center to end around 5 p.m. in front of the Hôtel-de-Ville.
Stopover at the Eiffel Tower (photo Awacs Xavier Michel).
The main concern of bikers is the announced elimination of half of surface parking spaces. This is one of the reasons for paid parking. Which will have a high cost: 70 to 90 € per month depending on BFM who recounted the demonstration.
Figures that the French Federation of Angry Bikers (FFMC) disputes or at least complete on its site, FFMC75…
We were there this Sunday evening. There will be other events: the next one, Saturday, November 20. It should be noted in passing that motorcycles are now in the minority in motorized two-wheeled parking lots, scooters being in the large majority. Scooters which are much less numerous in demonstration.
Opposite the Hôtel-de-Ville, in the 4th arrondissement (photo Awacs Xavier Michel).
For the use of those who would have participated in the demonstration and would like to find the atmosphere, a video is broadcast on the channel Motor Racing Factory.