Put on your walking shoes! Car-free day in Paris this Sunday, September 27.
|The Champs-Élysées will be completely car-free on Sunday, September 27, 2015.|
For the first time in recent history, motorized vehicles will be banned from many of the city's streets this Sunday. As Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced in March: “Paris will be completely transformed for a day. This is an opportunity for Parisians and tourists to enjoy the city without noise, pollution and therefore without stress.”
The most popular tourist spots will be fully dedicated to pedestrians, bicycles and scooters on Sunday, September 27, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Areas without traffic will include the 1st, 2nd, 3th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th arrondissements.
Events organizers Paris Sans Voiture have invited the public to plan giant picnics on the Champs-Elysées, street concerts, dance classes, treasure hunts and other activities that will enhance this unique car-free day in Paris.
Une Journée Sans Voiture ("Day Without a Car") is part of the city’s campaign against pollution and is in line with the European Mobility Week (Sept 16-22), as well as the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015.