Infographics: Paris mayor plans to pedestrianize city centre

Published On: November 20, 2018 12:05 AM NPT

The Mayor of Paris wants to pedestrianize the center of the French capital, severely restricting traffic in the city’s first four districts with electric shuttles introduced to combat pollution. The plan would be Mayor Anne Hidalgo's “next term,” the source said Wednesday, explaining it could be implemented after “in-depth studies, in consultation” with all parties.

A proposal along these lines will be presented at the next municipal council meeting in each of the four districts. However, Hidalgo first wants to expand a car-free project known in French as “Paris respire” (“Paris breathes”), which sees certain districts pedestrianized on the first Sunday of each month. She hopes it can be extended to every Sunday by 2019. Hidalgo, who became mayor in 2014, has not yet formally indicated whether she will run for re-election in 2020.

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