As of Saturday, differentiated traffic will be reinforced in Lyon due to the persistence of a pollution episode.

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Konrad / Sipa

Due to the persistence of the pollution episode currently raging in the Lyon basin, the Rhône prefecture announced Friday to strengthen the differentiated traffic system, put in place since Tuesday.

From Saturday and until further notice, vehicles with a Crit'Air 3 sticker will no longer be authorized to travel in Lyon, Villeurbanne and Caluire.

And even less those which are classified Crit'Air 4 or 5.

Checks on Crit'air stickers are continuing, as here at the gates of the ring road in # Lyon8 👮


Out of 35 vehicles checked, 7 tickets with the obligation to park in 🚗 or to leave the city pic.twitter.com/b9JQYZYb3r

- Prefect of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Rhône region (@prefetrhone) November 27, 2020

Anticipate to "quickly restore quality air"

Although this episode of pollution "does not exceed the regulatory thresholds for moving to alert level N ° 2", the prefecture has chosen to toughen up its tone to anticipate and "quickly restore quality air".

However, several axes escape the perimeter defined by the authorities such as the northern ring road, the M6 ​​and M7 metropolitan routes (new names for the A6-A7 motorway) or the tunnel under Fourvière.

TCL ticket at 3 euros per day from Sunday

The speed reduction measures continue.

Maximum speeds are reduced by 20 km / h on all main roads in the department where the normal authorized speed is equal to or greater than 90 km / h.

The tracks where the speed is limited to 80 km / h change to 70 km / h.

In addition, Sytral will issue a TCL ticket at 3 euros per day to encourage travelers to use public transport.

But beware, the operation will not start until Sunday.

On Saturday, users will pay the same price as usual.

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