The city of Paris is looking to slow things down.
Newly elected Mayor of Paris Madame Anne Hidalgo has prepared a sustainable mobility project that will subject the city’s streets to a maximum speed limit of 30 KMH (18.64 MPH). Exceptions to the rule will be a relatively small number of major entries into the city and along the two banks of the Seine, where the speed limit will be set to 50 KMH (31.07 MPH).
There will even be areas in the city where pedestrians and cyclists have priority that will have a top speed of just 20 KMH (12.43 MPH). According to the report, the city had been steadily lowering its speed limits over the recent years, but the new Mayor’s plan will make those lowered speed limits more common throughout the city. The city hopes that by lowering speed limits, it’ll help prevent accidents and save lives in addition to lowering emissions and improving local air quality.
[Source: World Streets]