db at dbarchitect.com
Wed Apr 13 10:39:57 MDT 2005
PARIS TO BAN ALL CARS?
[Car Busters #23]
The French capital is seriously considering banning most cars from
its four central districts, or arrondissements.
In the first phase of the plan, by 2007 the speed limit in the
central zone would be cut to 30 kph, a lane removed from riverside
roads to create bicycle lanes, several streets narrowed, and grand
boulevards converted to two-way traffic. In phase two (2007-2009),
roads surrounding Les Halles shopping mall would be pedestrianised
and cars banned from the zone on Sundays.
Finally, by 2012, only residents would be allowed to drive into
the city's central four arrondissements. Essential journeys such as
hospital visits would be exempt, as would commercial and public
service vehicles like taxis, delivery vans and ambulances.
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