Lonely Planet Writer

Paris mayor announces plans to semi-pedestrianise the city

The Arch de Triomphe, Paris.
The Arch de Triomphe, Paris. Image by Stig Nygaard / CC BY 2.0

Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has announced radical plans to ban diesel cars within five years and semi-pedestrianise parts of the central area of the city. The aim of these plans is to try to tackle the pollution issues facing the city and to make central touristed areas free of congested traffic. Read more: thelocal.fr