PARIS WOULD LIKE GAS-POW­ERED CARS GONE BY 2030

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PARIS» In the fu­ture, the noise of car en­gines revving around the streets of Paris might be­come just a mem­ory.

In its lat­est ini­tia­tive to re­duce air pol­lu­tion, Paris City Hall wants gaso­line-pow­ered cars off the roads by 2030. The con­tro­ver­sial move an­nounced Thurs­day fol­lows Mayor Anne Hi­dalgo’s plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Sum­mer Olympics.

Many Parisians don’t own a car, but Hi­dalgo still has an­gered many of them with her ef­forts to make Paris a greener city, no­tably by adding cy­cling paths that have slowed ve­hi­cle traf­fic along the Seine River. Her de­trac­tors have ac­cused her of wag­ing a war against cars.

As­so­ci­ated Press file

Peo­ple ride their bi­cy­cles on Av­enue des Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sept. 25, 2016, which was des­ig­nated as a “day with­out cars” in the city.

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