The number of accidents and injuries for cyclists or users of scooters has risen in Paris

The number of accidents and injuries for cyclists or users of scooters has risen in Paris - The number of accidents and injuries for cyclists or users of scooters has risen in Paris by over a quarter since a strike over a pension reform has paralysed the capital city's public transport system. Parisian commuters have, for the past two weeks, had to rely on alternative means of transport including carpooling, cycling and scooters to travel across the capital.

But this has led to an increase in the number of accidents involving bikes, e-scooters and motorcycles. There was an average of 131 such accidents in each of the first two weeks of the month. This represents a 31% rise from the weekly average of the four weeks immediately preceding the strike movement.

 

Last local news

Evening Update Friday 24 January 2020

It’s been another day of industrial action across France today in protest at the government’s proposed pension reforms... Evening Update Friday 24 January 2020 Read More

24/01/2020

French and Riviera News.Friday January 24th 2020

Strike action-Public transport is being seriously affected today because of strike action in protest over the government’s pension reforms.... French and Riviera News.Friday January 24th 2020 Read More

24/01/2020

Evening Update Thursday 23 January 2020

Protesting lawyers this morning blocked the entrance to the Prefecture in Nice and then blocked an access ramp to the motorway... Evening Update Thursday 23 January 2020 Read More

23/01/2020

Pension Reform and strikes

The French government has said it will look at punishing striking workers who cut power supplies to tens of thousands of homes and businesses people i... Pension Reform and strikes Read More

23/01/2020

Nicoise Alizé Cornet knocked out of Australian Open

French tennis player and Nicoise Alizé Cornet has been knocked out of the Australian Open, the last French woman in the running, was eliminated on Th...  Nicoise Alizé Cornet knocked out of Australian Open Read More

23/01/2020