Important road rule to change in Paris

With the exception of a few major roads (like Champs Elysées) and the ring roads (Périphérique and Marécheaux), the speed limit is lowered down to 30 Km per hour. This decision by the city council is intended to reduce traffic in the city by forcing drivers to prefer public transports – just like the recent dramatic increase in parking fees and tickets. Officially this is put in place to lower noise levels in the city, but it is no secret that the current Mayor Anne Hidalgo is leaning towards the idea of a car-free city.