Gallery: Mayor of Paris Bans Traffic From the Banks of the River Seine


Ah, Paris: the Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, and the appalling traffic jams all throughout the city. However, if Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has anything to say about it, car traffic will soon be limited from at least one of the cit’s major attractions. Following a battle with Nicolas Sarkozy’s recently ousted right-wing government, the mayor has announced plans to ‘reclaim’ the Seine’s riverside expressways from car traffic.

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  1. pvk August 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    This is just crazy for people who work in Paris : instead of providing better common transportation system for commutter (to incentive them to switch from their car to rail for insatnce), Delanoë is excluding working peope from Paris. Paris is more and more for very Riches people who can afford to leave there. If you have a familly and and are a wealthy salaryman, you can not afford to leave in Paris. As the rail system is not working properly and quite inconfortable, especially for families, such a scheme as the one described there will just exclude you from Paris.

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