Paris city initiatives
Paris promotes various activities open to citizens in order to promote healthy habits. It also tries to increase citizens’ awareness of environmental pollution and the habits that generate it. Some initiatives focus on active citizen participation
Car traffic regulations:
Pollution spike prompts car ban in Paris and speed limit cut around France. French authorities have taken the precaution of reducing speed limits in the greater Paris region of Ile-de-France. On top of that the most polluting vehicles, those carrying Crit'Air 4 and 5 stickers, have be banned from driving in Paris and the surrounding suburbs.
In order to increase the number of places for pedestrians, the City of Paris has created the ‘Paris Respire’ areas: closed to cars on Sundays and public holidays, they enable everyone to enjoy traffic-free and noise-free streets.
The extensive Parc Rives de Seine is a delight for those who like to stroll by the waterside. Ten hectares of quaysides have been developed for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles (bikes, rollerblades, scooters, etc.).