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The state of the roads in France is worrying, here’s why!

The French Road Union made its annual presentation on February 6, pointing out the lack of road maintenance in France.

The interview roads in France is a sensitive subject, as investment is in constant decline.
The proof with the annual presentation of the Union Routière de France of this February 6. According to them, it would be necessary 2 trillion euros to restore everything roads of the hexagon.

A lack of investment

Since 2019, France has been at the 18th place in the world Regarding the quality roads. An observation which hurts but which is not surprising.
And yet, as the Union Routière de France points out, transport by car is the primary means of travel, with 84 % vehicle journeys. In comparison, the train only represents 10 %.
However, it is of course this last way travel that the State has invested heavily in recent years.
Indeed, 57% spending in 2022 were for the network railwayagainst 15 % pour roads.
And the trend should not s’inverser. Indeed, Jean-Pierre Paseri, president of Routes de France, the State “invests less and less. Road maintenance costs are falling. The problem is that the less regular maintenance is done, the more major work will be required.”
Which also poses a real problem in terms of Security motorists and passengers.
This scourge which affected the railway network still ago a few years will pose difficulties for those who travel daily on the roads.

Improving the quality of roads for ecological purposes

An important point on which the URF wishes to rely is decarbonization transports. According to them, this also happens through better quality of the road.
This involves the use of various techniques such as laying cold asphalt or even bitumen biosourced based on pine and microalgae.
Decarbonization also goes through the development “alternatives to carbon transport even before deploying the constraints”.
The observatory also highlights the use of carpooling. According to them, 3% travel is made in a car outside our surroundings.
According to the URF, we must rely on the use of the car in the household to develop carpooling. Family trips represent, according to the URF, 80 % daily journeys in France.
Other routes are also being developed by the URF such as possible free motorways for peri-urban sections.
To finish, poor maintenance roads will deteriorate more quickly cars and therefore will impact purchasing power the French who will have to go through more often the garage box.

In any case, the Union Routière de France puts in evidence a concern of such importance the paths by car are numerous every day.

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