French Alps Passes Are Once More Open for Motorcycles
As it was only natural, a large outcry came from the French motorcycle associations (the national one and the very active French Federation of Pissed-off Motorcyclists) and of course, from all the restaurant owners, shopkeepers, hotels and campings in the area.
It was clear as daylight that such a ban was not affecting motorcycle riders only, but was to impact local tourism, as well. And as Europe is not living its most glorious days form an economic point of view, it was obvious that tax payers would not have the French authorities wreck havoc through what's left of their business.
And that was on top of the basic infringement on the freedom of movement, a fundamental civil right Europeans (and others) hold very dear. So if you thought of abandoning your French Alps touring because of this law, you should worry no longer: the Alps are free again.