France – Traffic turnaround for Paris – Politics
In the center of Paris, car traffic is to be restricted so that residents and tourists can walk or cycle more undisturbed. A traffic-calmed zone will be created in the heart of the capital by 2024. The space for car traffic will be drastically reduced, Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced on Thursday. Through traffic should be banned. A new traffic code is being developed to ensure more respect between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The focus is on protecting pedestrians. This Sunday, Parisians can vote on whether to keep e-scooter rentals in the city or abolish them. Hidalgo has been driving the traffic turnaround for years. Embankments along the Seine were closed to cars and open to pedestrians. The number of cycle paths is growing, new green spaces are being created and a 30 km/h speed limit has been introduced almost everywhere in the city.