This Sunday, September 19 will take place the 7th edition of the “Day without a car” in Paris, now renamed “Jounée Paris Breathe without a car”. The opportunity for residents and day visitors to reclaim the main avenues of the capital.
Initially restricted to a few central districts during the first editions of the event, it has been, since 2017, extended to all of Paris. As a reminder, during this day, the spaces usually reserved for road traffic are left free for so-called “soft” mobility (walking, running, cycling, etc.).
“Everyone is therefore invited to leave their car or motorized two-wheeler in the garage to enjoy Paris in peace,” suggests the Paris municipality, which adds that preferential rates will be applied in several Parisian car parks on this occasion.
Because on September 19, no personal motorized vehicle – cars and motorized two-wheelers, including electric models – will be allowed to circulate in the capital, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the event of free-riding, offenders will risk a fine of up to 135 euros (4th class offense).
In all “Paris Respire” zones – that is to say throughout the Paris Center district, in the Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes, along the Canal Saint-Martin and the Ourcq or in the district of Montmartre – only buses, emergency vehicles and taxis will be allowed to circulate, with a maximum authorized speed of 20 km / h.
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In the rest of the Paris area, buses, emergency vehicles, taxis and VTCs may circulate, but with a maximum authorized speed set at 30 km / h.
Only a few exceptions will be authorized: this is the case in particular for buses and emergency vehicles, as well as taxis and VTCs, authorized to drive on condition of respecting the maximum speed of 30 km / h. Just like the residents who return from the weekend, with their proof of address.
Finally, it should be noted that the areas called “Paris Respire” (above) are also pedestrianized all year round, every weekend or the first Sunday of each month.
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