Paris Goes ‘Car-Free’ On September 27th

Paris car free day

A first for Paris! On September 27, 2015, Paris will take inspiration from pioneering capital cities (Brussels & Bogota) and will organize a day without cars! Talk about going green.

A completely new event and a unique occasion for visitors from other parts of France and from abroad to see the French capital as they have never seen it before!. As part of its policy in favour of the environment and European Mobility Week (16 to 22 September), the Paris City Council is marking the occasion with a day where cars are left stationary.

From 11am till 6pm, cars will be banned from the whole of Paris. Only RATP (Paris Public Transport Authority) vehicles, bus tour companies (Big Bus, Opentour, etc), taxis, as well as local resident vehicles will be allowed to circulate. Vehicles benefiting from this exception must respect a speed limit of 20km/hour. Some areas will be completely pedestrianized: the bottom end of the Champs-Elysées, the Berges de Seine (left bank and right bank) and the square in front of Notre-Dame and the City Hall.

A full map of pedestrianized areas is available to consult below In this year of the World Conference on Climate Change (COP 21 – from 30 November 30th to December 11th), the entire city is being invited to get in step with this ‘green’ day.

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