Plans are afoot to close a busy 1.2-mile section of motor expressway on the left bank of the River Seine in
There are also proposals to slow traffic on the right bank, with the aim of making it a ‘pretty urban boulevard’. Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë aims to make the changes by 2012.
The $50 million project to close the left bank expressway between the Musée d'Orsay and the Alma bridge would open up 35 acres of riverside for development, with plans for cafes, sports facilities and floating islands – if ratified by the city authorities in July.
Currently, sections of expressway along the Seine, as well as in several other areas of
More than 30,000 cars pass down the left bank expressway every day. Due to recent policies such as lowering speed limits and replacing thousands of parking spaces with wider pavements and bike and bus lanes, daily car trips in
Cyclists could soon enjoy more traffic-free riding beside the River Seine in Paris
One forum contributor on the Worldstreets website, Simon Norton, responded to the the news from
"The road which separates St James' Park from
"This route would provide a fast connection between
What do you think of this idea for traffic-free streets linking
Should parts of London be made traffic-free, like this stretch of road near Green Park?