The movement of vehicles in Paris since today is limited to 30 km / h almost throughout the city, according to information on the website of the city.
The exception to the speed limit is the ring road, several boulevards, and avenues. Before the measure was introduced, 60% of roads in Paris already had 30 km/h limits.
“Since August 30, the speed limit is 30 km/h on most streets in the capital. The decision was made after a consultation on the issue organized at the end of 2020,” the statement said.
This new measure is mainly aimed at improving road safety and reducing noise.
At the same time, streets in Paris will remain with a permitted speed higher than 30 km/h.
“The ring road (speed limited to 70 km/h) (the innovation) will not be affected, nor will the boulevards of the Marshalls and some others (avenues around the Bois de Boulogne and the Vienna Forest, the Champs-Elysees, Avenue Foch, Avenue de la Grande Armee, Rou Royal), where speed will remain at 50 km/h,” the city representatives pointed out.
These measures reportedly did not find much support among residents of the suburbs of Paris, who have to travel to the capital to work. However, according to a survey conducted by the sociological institute Ifop, 61 percent of Parisians approve of the speed limits in the French capital to 30 km/h.
Reducing the speed limit in Paris was an election pledge by Mayor Anne Hidalgo.