Paris will be celebrating the second "Journee sans voitures" (Car Free Day) on Sunday, September 25. The streets will be closed to motorized vehicles from 11am to 6pm and pedestrians and cyclists will be free to wander the streets without traffic, noise and pollution.
It is an initiative of Paris Sans Voiture, Collective Citoyen.
"The car-free day is also part of a larger initiative to minimize automobile circulation and to improve air quality in the city. The local government has already banned cars along the Champs-Élysées every first Sunday of the month, and created nine new areas called "Paris breathes," which were added to the existing 13, reducing traffic during Sundays and public holidays."Via