Removing Paris’s Périphérique Ring Road: Towards More Sustainable and Desirable Lifestyles?
Thursday 26 November 2020
For the 2020 Paris municipal elections, many proposals and claims were made regarding the future of the Périphérique, the 35 km (22-mile) ring road around Paris: removing it, redesigning it as a main road with traffic lights, creating green spaces, creating dedicated lanes to promote different modes of transport, etc. The Mobile Lives Forum wanted to explore the option of totally removing it. What consequences would this have on the scale of the city of Paris, the metropolitan area, and the wider region? Under what conditions could this removal be part of a transition towards more desired and sustainable lifestyles?
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