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The last time I saw Paris

I will bow to nobody in my love for Paris. I know that it is snobbish and rude, that it has some terrible suburbs and that few can afford to live in the centre, but oh how I love it. Even I, however, have to admit that the traffic can be terrible.

I will bow to nobody in my love for Paris. I know that it is snobbish and rude, that it has some terrible suburbs and that few can afford to live in the centre, but oh how I love it. Even I, however, have to admit that the traffic can be terrible. 

But that may change, according to a story on Co.Exist. Apparently there is a plan to give over half the space at major intersections to pedestrians. 

This has already been done at Place de la République, and now there are plans to extend to other major junctions. There is lots of analysis going on to learn how it will work, but there seems to be confidence that it WILL work. 

Radical interventions certainly can work. Madrid has already put its main ring road underground. And several European cities have ambitions to become almost entirely car-free. How inspirational this is – how about here? And please let’s not just emulate Rome, where in an attempt to cut down pollution, each car is only allowed in the city on alternate days. The solution? Every household has ensured that it has at least two cars!

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