30 Aug '16, 7am

Paris will be completely free of traffic on September 25

Imagine a city without cars. Well, that’s precisely what will happen in Paris on September 25, 2016, from 11am to 6pm, as the City of Light will be completely free of traffic on that day. Aptly named “La Journee Sans Voiture ,” which means “a day without cars,” the event is meant to highlight the issue of pollution within the city. Compared to the 2015 event, where only 11 of the city’s 20 arrondissements (districts) were closed, this year will see no one be allowed to drive a motorised vehicle through Paris. This includes electric cars, plus two and three-wheeled vehicles that are self-propelled. Emergency services such as ambulances and police vehicles however, are exempted for obvious reasons. The move will allow Parisians and visitors alike to experience the city without car pollution, noise and customary traffic jams. City Hall announced that, “after the success of th...

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