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Title: A BETTER MANAGEMENT OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT : Grenelle de l


1
A BETTER MANAGEMENT OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT
Grenelle de lEnvironnement
  • TE Seminar
  • Barcelona,
  • April 24th, 08

2
FRANCE NATURE ENVIRONNEMENT
  • An NGO dealing with all and every environmental
    issues
  • More than 3 000 associations throughout France

3
The French context
  • France is a transit country
  • More than 8 500 km of motorways with toll
  • Germany introduced  LKW MAUT  early 2005

4
ON THE WAY TO EUROVIGNETTE
  1. A reference file on Eurovignette by FNE,
  2. The ALSACE case study
  3. Grenelle de lEnvironnement 

5
A REFERENCE FILE ON EUROVIGNETTE
  • Supported by french ministers,
  • Managed by FNE,
  • Involving all concerned partners

6
A REFERENCE FILE ON EUROVIGNETTE
  • The output of the study
  • An expertise handbook about the costs of freight
    transport in France
  • ? approved by the ministry
  • A list of proposals
  • ? towards Eurovignette and some additional
    incentives

7
A REFERENCE FILE ON EUROVIGNETTE
  • The proposals
  • Implementation of Eurovignette
  • Reduction of some taxes (axle tax, ..)
  • Financial incentive for buying less polluting
    lorries

8
The ALSACE case study
  • The German tax (LKW MAUT) implemented from
    January 1st, 2005
  • No tolling system on the motorways in ALSACE
  • A shift of transit lorries from Germany to the
    neighbouring region ALSACE

9
The ALSACE case study
  • Regional NGO request the implementation of a
    taxation system.
  • Early 2006, the French law allows a distance base
    taxation system for lorries in ALSACE
  • The implementation is pending..

10
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  • A national debate involving 5 partners
    government, regions and large cities, economy,
    unions and environmental NGOs
  • The  climate  action plan focuses on transport
    issues

11
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  •  A road charging system 
  • To allow a significant modal shift,
  • Taking into account infrastructure costs
  • Interoperability on an EU basis

12
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  • Main parameters
  • All  non toll  motorways and main roads
  • ? 6 000 km
  • Distance based,
  • Pollution class and number of axles
  • Any lorry gt 3,5 Tons

13
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  • A road charging system
  • Designed to include external costs
  • To be expanded to all other roads

14
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  • A road charging system
  • To be implemented in ALSACE for 2010,
  • In all other regions by 2011

15
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  • The pending issues
  • Law to be approved by June 2008
  • The financial balance should facilitate modal
    shift !!!!

16
Grenelle de lEnvironnement 
  • Preparing EU French presidency
  • Supporting the revision of the Eurovignette
    directive,
  • Pending decision for fuel taxation.

17
Further information
  • Sustainable Mobility and Transport Network
  • Céline GIRAUDEAU
  • transports_at_fne.asso.fr
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