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Paris holds second 'car-free day' against pollution


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Paris holds second 'car-free day' against pollution

Paris has held its second ‘car-free day’, extending the area closed off to vehicles as the French capital takes a stand against pollution, noise and traffic jams.

Instead bikes, skates, scooters, rollerblades, joggers and pedestrians were welcome to move around some of the world’s best-known tourist districts and beyond.

The city says last year’s first car free day helped reduce emissions and noise significantly.

Several other European cities – though not London – have staged similar car-free days.

Other world cities to follow Paris’ example include New York, Casablanca and Marrakesh.

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