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Car-free Paris…

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Cars were banned in Paris yesterday from 11 AM until 6 PM,  except for emergency vehicles, buses and taxis.   Pedestrians  apparently loved  it.  What I recall from my last visit to Paris was that pedestrins and drivers alike ignored traffic signals.  Those on foot simply gathered in a knot and sallied forth across the street.  Ii didn’t see any of them get clipped by vehicles,  but I did see several bicycle riders get sent tumbling.

The green agenda is alive and well in Paris,  but you’ll notice that the ban was of short duration and not on a workday,  a tacit admission that such a ban would not work in the real world.



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October 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm

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