PARIS WOULD LIKE GAS-POWERED CARS GONE BY 2030
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.
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.