Forget Odd-even Scheme, Paris Has A Better Idea For A "Car-Free" Capital

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On 25 September 2016, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m, no motorised vehicles will be allowed to drive through Paris. Even the electric cars and three-wheeled vehicles are forbidden.

The restriction will be the largest ban on traffic ever, but not the first for Paris.

City's ban on motorised vehicles, named "La Journee Sans Voiture," which means the trip without cars, is now getting more and more popular with a hashtag: #parissansvoiture, which basically means "Paris without cars."

The event is organised to show people what would happen every motorist chose public transit or bicycles over their gas guzzlers.

On 25th, only the emergency services, such as ambulances and police vehicles, will be allowed to drive through the city.

Local police will be enforcing the restriction, but the fines for breaking the traffic ban have not yet been planned.

The same program also suggests the residents to refrain from using their cars for an entire week after the event. In exchange, the authorities will allow citizens to use public transportation and bicycle rental at free of cost.

Reports suggest that the Parisians will choose bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, and non-motorized scooters as their vehicles of choice on that Sunday.

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