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Paris May Eliminate Gas Cars

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has proposed that the city of lights should prohibit all gasoline-powered cars from its streets by 2030. This goes further than a previous announcement regarding eliminating diesel-powered vehicles in time for the 2024 Olympics, and a country-wide ban on gas cars by 2040. Paris has been steadily moving towards more environmentally-friendly transportation, launching one of the first major bike-sharing programs a decade ago and recently converting the lower roadways next to the Seine to bike- and pedestrian-only paths. —ML

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