Paris: Pedestrianizing the Seine?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  07.01.10 | 1:43 PM ET

Good news for fans of dreamy riverside strolls: Paris city councilors will vote next month on a vehicle ban along the Left Bank. The ban would apply to a mile-plus stretch of riverside real estate, from roughly the Musee d’Orsay to the Eiffel Tower, and according to This Just in, “[p]ermanent foot and cycle paths ... 35 acres of new cafés, parks, sports facilities, and floating islands” would also be part of the package.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Paris: Pedestrianizing the Seine?

GypsyGirl 07.01.10 | 1:53 PM ET

Believe that’s a capital idea—away with the motor cars!

Steve 07.02.10 | 6:38 AM ET

A similar idea has worked out well in New York City.  Much of the traffic has been banned in Times Square and down Broadway.  I hope it does as well in Paris.

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