Will this European capital ban cars?
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After having reinvented itself over the centuries to deal with pandemics, Paris could soon become one of the first large cities to limit the use of the car.
Paris is not new to radical urban projects. In fact, the look and feel of the city is largely the result of urban renewal programs that have been shaped by previous pandemics over the centuries. Now, as the City of Lights slowly begins to emerge from blockages nationwide, some politicians and officials are planning to close many streets in the capital to cars to improve air pollution and traffic jams.
The idea, known as “15-Minute City”, aims to bring people closer to the places they care about by transforming urban areas into multi-use spaces and reducing the time it takes to get from place to place. another. By favoring pedestrians, cyclists and public transport over cars, Paris could once again find itself at the forefront of global urban planning.
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