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new bike route in paris 300x225   New Bike Route in ParisMayor Bertrand Delanoe of Paris is looking forward to implement changes on the right bank of the River Seine by slowing down the traffic transforming it into a ‘pretty urban boulevard while shutting down the busy 1.2 mile section of the expressway on the left bank by 2012.’

If approved by the city council in July, the $50 million project would give way to a 35 acre of development on the riverside for cafes, sports facilities and floating islands. The closure of the left bank of the expressway will cover the span between the Musee d ‘Orsay and Alma bridge.

Many parts of Paris are closed to vehicular traffic, as is also with sections of the expressway along the Seine every Sunday in line with the ‘Paris Respire’ or ‘Paris Breathes’ program. As Delanoe declared: “It’s about reducing pollution and automobile traffic and giving Parisians more opportunities for happiness.”

Nevertheless, the new policies…

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