The Paris Mayor’s office wants to create a “restricted traffic zone” in the city center, in particular, to prohibit the transit of vehicles.
This is reported by BFMTV.
A few days ago, a public discussion was opened on this issue, which should end in October.
The restriction is proposed to be extended to the sector of “central Paris”, which unites the four districts of the capital, as well as the part of the left bank north of Boulevard Saint-Germain in the V-VII districts.
Thus, they want to make the center more comfortable for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport. At the same time, a number of categories of transport that go directly to this territory will be able to call there.
According to the Mayor’s office, now the share of transport that goes through the city center in transit is 40-60% of all traffic, depending on the hours. The number of cars that pass through the central streets is 10 times higher than the number of cars of those who live in the center.
In the last election program of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, there were points on the creation of pedestrian zones in all quarters and the transformation of the city center into a pedestrian zone.