Air pollution exposure and healthier habits (in term of nutrition and physical activities) can be improved as small changes in the daily life can have an appealing impact on the quality of life of the people working and living in the neighborhood. Some areas are now test-bedding the “Paris respire” initiative, closing down roads and streets on cars and scooters so that the residents can retrieve the public space, being more friendly for families, people exercising and event tourists.

The Paris pilot is targeting a specific neighborhood between the 14th and 13th district of Paris where there’s a particular need of assessing the urban environment on the quality of life of the population. This neighborhood’s main axis have been categorized as “highly polluted” environments from the agencies in charge of measuring air quality in Paris. Within the pilot’s boundaries, there’s several hospitals and schools where hazardous ambient air environment air harmful pollution can cause considerable health issues (in particular respiratory diseases and cardiovascular hassles. The pilots’ location is also advantageous in term of access to green parks and sport facilities.

The pilot site targets a total of 300 people. Paris test bed will target participants from different age groups with a balance between men and women. Participants should have a fair physical condition, and an active lifestyle. They can be diagnosed asthmatic or diabetic type 2. Paris pilot site focuses primarily on Asthma and secondly on diabetes type 2.

Paris Air Quality data