Mayor of Paris wants to ban cars made before 1997

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 1, 2012

The proposal of the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, to ban cars made before 1997 and motorcycles that are over a decade old has been met with strong opposition. Mayor Delanoë is aiming to cut the biggest remaining pollution source in the city while benefitting pedestrians. Many Parisians have expressed their disagreement as the city is filled with classic cars. A city spokesman estimated that over 367,000 vehicles won’t be allowed on the roads if this measure passes.

Aside from eliminating the smoke from diesel engines, the proposal also seeks to introduce a bicycle rental service and electric car rental system. Collectors as well as those who can’t afford to purchase a new car would surely not be pleased with this proposed law. One of the cars that would be banned is the iconic Citroën 2CV. According to proponents, those cars that would be banned excessively add to pollution as they emit nitrogen oxide and diesel exhaust particles. The proposal will require the approval of a ministerial council. A decision is expected in January.

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