Inside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s Ambitious Plans To Create The Post-Car City

Fast Company – April 4, 2017

A year ago, the Georges Pompidou highway next to the right bank of Paris’s Seine River was filled with traffic. Now it’s permanently car-free. Later this month, a new park will open on the site, covering part of the road with playgrounds and grass. Cafes and a free bike workshop will open by the summer. It’s one part of the city’s transformation of transportation away from cars, led by a mayor who has called personal car ownership “archaic.”

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