Olympics Paris 2024 traffic restrictions: red, blue, grey, black zones, who can do what?

Published by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis, My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on June 28th, 2024 at 02:09 p.m.
Paris is abuzz with excitement for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A colossal organization that comes with traffic restrictions that plunge some into confusion. So who can do what? Pedestrians, cyclists, cars or even two-wheelers, we take a look at the rules according to gray, black, blue or red zones.

It's the news of thesummer of 2024 in Paris: theorganization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. For the first time in a century, the City of Lights is hosting this international sporting event. And it's no mean feat of organization. Between the opening and closing ceremonies and the various events taking place in the four corners of the Île-de-France region, Paris is transforming and adapting.

Security perimeters were set up for the key sites of the Paris 2024 Olympics, resulting in the closure of metro stations and traffic restrictions for pedestrians and motorized vehicles. Depending on the day and time of day, the capital is divided into black, gray, red and blue zones. So what does this mean, and who can do what?

To make things clearer, the government has set up a platform dedicated to the anticipation of the Paris 2024 Olympics. To begin with, who is authorized to circulate within what perimeter? Here's the rundown:

Perimeter

Pedestrian or cyclist access

Motorized access

Grey Zone - Organizer

Controlled access limited to Paris 2024 accredited and ticketed spectators

Prohibited except for vehicles accredited by Paris 2024 and emergencies

Black Zone (During the opening ceremony on July 26, 2024)

Controlled access limited to Paris 2024 accredited vehicles, ticketed spectators and local residents

Prohibited except for vehicles accredited by Paris 2024, ISPs and emergencies

Red Zone (activated for each event site 2 hours 30 minutes before each sports session and lifted 1 hour after the end of the last session. )

Free access

Prohibited except by derogation, access subject to digital pass

Blue Zone (activated for each event site 2 hours 30 minutes before each sport session and lifted 1 hour after the end of the last session).

Free access

Free access, but vehicles must show proof of legitimate interest in entering this zone.

In addition, the government platform specifies that "No residents, businesses or enterprises are located within the organizing perimeters. Parking restrictions will be in place around certain sites." Now it remains to be seen when the various zones will be activated: an interactive map has been set up, and you can follow the grid of zones by day and hour for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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