Montpellier: taxi craftsmen demonstrate this morning, traffic will be severely disrupted

They will be 150, coming from all over the metropolis, to parade from the Zénith car park to the forecourt of the town hall in Montpellier, this Friday, April 9, from 8 a.m. Be careful, heavy road traffic is to be expected.

The craftsmen taxis of the metropolis of Montpellier are preparing, once again, to demonstrate this Friday, April 9, from 8 a.m., since Zénith car park. The movement follows the one already organized on Friday April 3 at the call of several professional organizations (including the Federation of taxi operators of Hérault and the professional union of taxi artisans 34).

They protest against their exclusion from mixed routes

Taxis want to repeat “misunderstanding in the face of the unilateral decision taken by Michaël Delafosse and Julie Frêche to exclude taxis from mixed routes (bicycle-buses) “.

In a statement, they say they were received after their demonstration on April 3, “by the mayor’s chief of staff and the director general of town hall services to whom we shared our concerns and proposals. Taxis should not be considered as cars because they perform a public service mission. “

From the Zenith to the town hall

Transport professionals specify that they must “be able to offer quality service to economic and health stakeholders (patients and the elderly). These services must be performed under the best conditions and time. These axes are essential to maintaining activity. “

The new event on Friday April 9 will therefore start from the Zénith car park before heading towards the Antigone district, then the Sète bridge, the Comédie tunnel, the Zuccarelli bridge to end in front of the Georges-Frêche square and the town hall.

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They want to be received by the prefect and the mayor

The professional organizations of taxi craftsmen officially ask “be received by the Prefect of Hérault and Michaël Delafosse in order to find solutions in a constructive spirit reconciling ecological and economic issues.”

Without presuming the result of the mobilization, the press release concludes that “ these actions are justified by the survival of our profession and will be renewed depending on the results of the negotiations. “

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