Traffic in almost all of the capital will be limited to 30 km / h at the end of August. But some axes will still allow 50 km / h.
30 km / h on August 30. In less than two months, the maximum speed of circulation for cars, two-wheelers or trucks in the streets of Paris will be reduced by 20 km / h on a large number of axes. 60% of the 1,700 km of Parisian tracks were already subject to this limit. This will now be the case for the almost all streets, avenues and boulevards, said Thursday, July 8 David Belliard, deputy environmentalist to the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. This measure was taken in the name of noise reduction and road safety.
However, some areas will keep their limit at 50 km / h. These are wide lanes with large sidewalks isolated from traffic and heavily used by vehicles. This is the case of so-called “marshals” boulevards (Soult, Davout, Macdonald, Ney, Berthier, Murat, Brune, Kellermann…), which surround the capital inside the ring road. Same story for the big and prestigious avenues cutting through the west of Paris: Champs-Elysées, Avenue Foch, Avenue de la Grande-Armée, Rue Royale.
Cars and motorcycles will still be able to travel at 50 km / h in the two great lungs of Paris: the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes. For now, the Boulevard Périphérique also maintains its high bar at 70 km / h. The maximum speed had already been reduced in January 2014; it used to be 80 km / h. EELV transport deputy David Belliard said the reduction on the ring was “not on the agenda at the moment”.
Even if the City of Paris has not yet delivered a complete list, other major axes could also be keeping their “50” signs: Vincennes course (12th arrondissement), Avenue du Général-Leclerc (14th arrondissement)… Details should be provided during the summer.
Remain at 50 km / h:
- Champs-Elysees avenue
- Avenue of the Great Army
- Avenue Foch
- Rue Royale
- Bois de Boulogne
- Bois de Vincennes
- “Marshals” boulevards
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