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Paris officially bans cars along a bank of the Seine to address pollution concerns

Part of a larger “Paris Breathes” program The Paris mayor’s ambitious (and controversial) plan to make the banks of the Seine more pedestrian-friendly has been approved by the city council, Le Monde reports, and is part of a larger "Paris Breathes" anti-pollution campaign by mayor Anne Hidalgo. A length of 3.3 kilometers (approximately two miles) running along the Right Bank from the Tuileries gardens to the Henri IV tunnel—an area that is part of a UNESCO world heritage site—will be permanently closed off to vehicles and transformed into a promenade.
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