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Pariser Bürgermeisterin will das City Zentrum zur Fußgängerzone machen

November 16, 2018 - Die Bürgermeisterin von Paris will die ersten vier Bezirke von Paris in eine Fußgängerzone umwandeln, nur E-Busse und E-Bikes sind geduldet. Ein neuer Versuch, der Luftverschmutzung Herr zu werden.

The plan would be Mayor Anne Hidalgo's “next term,” the source said Wednesday, explaining it could be implemented after “in-depth studies, in consultation” with all parties.

A proposal along these lines will be presented at the next municipal council meeting in each of the four districts.

However, Hidalgo first wants to expand a car-free project known in French as “Paris respire” (“Paris breathes”), which sees certain districts pedestrianized on the first Sunday of each month. She hopes it can be extended to every Sunday by 2019.

Hidalgo, who became mayor in 2014, has not yet formally indicated whether she will run for re-election in 2020.

The Paris region also plans to launch a large fleet of electric bicycles in a state-funded program aimed at getting commuters to cycle to work and reducing congestion and pollution.

From September 2019, the regional transport agency Ile-de-France Mobilites (IDFM) will provide up to 10,000 e-bikes for long-term rental, with a view to expanding the program to 20,000, which would make it the world’s largest e-bike rental program.

PUBLISHED: 16/11/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press