Paris Will Go Car-Free for One Day This Month

By: | September 19th, 2015

Image courtesy La Journeé sans Voiture

Communities across the globe are struggling hard for clean air. Despite lots of efforts to combat it, air pollution and climate change is taking a growing toll on human health and the environment.

In order to encourage sustainable transportation in the French capital, Paris will go car-free on Sunday, September 27. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has always been behind environmental reform by taking initiatives like encouraging sustainable architecture and providing incentives to those who walk or bike to work.

A day without cars means locals and tourists will be able to enjoy Paris without all of its typical motorized traffic, the honking of horns, or pollution from those vehicles. People will be able to enjoy the beauty of the city and a peace of mind which is usually drowned out by the urban cacophony. Moreover, it will be a great step to make people aware of the effect of traffic on the environment and can also be a source of inspiration for other cities around the globe.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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