For its 7th edition, the car-free day will take place on Sunday, September 19 in all the streets of Paris. We will explain everything to you.
It is now a must-see event that some people are looking forward to and that many others dread. it’s about the car-free day, which returns to Paris for its 7th edition, on September 19. But don’t call it that anymore. And for good reason, the event has a new name, now renaming itself “Paris Breathe Car-Free Day”. But if the name changes, the principle remains the same: prohibit access to the capital for one day by cars and all vehicles. motorized vehicles, for the benefit of soft mobility. And like every year, the whole of intramural Paris will therefore be concerned, except on the ring road, which remains accessible to all vehicles, as on a normal day. From 11 am to 6 pm, all of Paris will then become a pedestrian zone, with a reinforced system in the first four districts, on the Champs-Elysées as well as in all the “Paris Respire” districts.
Thermal vehicles will therefore be strictly prohibited, as will electric models and motorized two-wheelers. Only users of so-called “soft” mobility will therefore be able to circulate in the capital, whether by bicycle, on foot, on rollerblades or even on skates. scooter. Restrictions will be put in place for professional vehicles, since in all “Paris Respire” perimeters, only buses, emergency vehicles and taxis may circulate. They will then not have the right to exceed 20 km / h. In the rest of Paris, VTCs will also have the right to drive, while the speed will be limited to 30 km / h, a limitation in any case applied at all times for a few days. For those who need to leave or return to their home, proof must be presented to the police in charge of checks. Residents will then have to take the quickest route to leave the capital or return home.
Dams will be put in place to control motorists wishing to circulate in the capital during this day. People who are not able to present proof will then be exposed to a 4th class fine, or 135 €. Note that if you need your car to go to the hospital or to the doctor, you will also have to show a white paw to the police. The latter are called upon to exercise good judgment in the event of an emergency, such as childbirth. For their part, ambulances and firefighters, as well as police cars, will be able to circulate, as well as delivery vehicles, on presentation of the voucher. Professionals who can justify an urgent intervention such as plumbers or locksmiths will be able to travel, as will doctors and veterinarians at home. It will also be possible to move, on presentation of an authorization from parking.
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