Speed Limit For Cars In Paris

September 01, 2021

In Paris, the capital of France, a flash decision was made for cars. According to the statement, with the decision to be implemented as of Monday, a maximum speed of 30 km/h will be allowed on the streets of the city.

In Paris, France, the speed limit was imposed on cars. French authorities hope the 30 km/h speed limit will make the streets of Paris safer, quieter and cleaner from Monday.

The city's deputy mayor, David Belliard, said in a statement to the French press that they wanted to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport in the city. Belliard said the new speed limit should help drastically reduce pollution, noise and the number of accidents.

The 30 km/h limit was already valid for 60 percent of the total area of ​​Paris, but with the new decision, the speed limit in question will cover the entire city.

According to the statement, a few main streets such as the famous Champs Elysées Street will be exempted, with the speed limit remaining at 50 km/h.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who started her second six-year term in 2020, is known for building kilometers of new bike lanes, banning old technology diesel cars and banning cars from many destinations in her first term.

In France, apart from Paris, 30 km/h speed limit is applied to cars in Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Toulouse cities.