Tag Archives: Paris

Comment Of The Day: Because It’s Easy Edition

I’ve been reading about automotive clean air regulations for nearly a decade now and I still don’t totally understand whether or not cars are punished too harshly for what they do.

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Paris Is Now Banning All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city.

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Paris Is Giving 50 Percent of Its Legendary Roundabouts Back to People

When you think of Paris, you probably think of narrow, tree-lined streets. But consider some of its most famous monuments: They’re ringed by several lanes of busy vehicular traffic. Now the city is promising at least half of that space will go to pedestrians instead of cars.

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Paris Is Covered In Fake Ads That Mock the Climate Talks’ Corporate Sponsors

UK-based activist group Brandalism has peppered the streets of Paris with 600 fake outdoor ads meant to expose the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate Conference corporate sponsors.

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Paris Taxi Drivers Are Offering Free Rides To Get People To Safe Locations

In light of the ongoing attacks on the city of Paris by as-of-yet unknown assailants, the French government has shut down borders and the Army has begun securing the city, with the help of taxi drivers offering free rides to get people to secured locations.

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Paris Will Ban Cars for One Day

Most major cities now have their own versions of open streets events that temporarily transform streets into car-free freeways for the day. Some of these have gotten quite expansive: Each Sunday, Bogóta famously closes about 80 miles of streets. But Paris is hoping to best everyone next month by closing a large, contained portion of its urban core to all cars for a day.

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Watch planes cut straight through Paris by flying on top of a street

Watch as airplanes cut straight through Paris as they fly right on top of Champ-Elysses and hit all the landmarks of Paris, from La Defense to the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and everything in between. The footage gets a little jittery at times and almost looks fake, but it’s so cool to rip through an entire city like this in one straightaway flight.

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Find English-Speaking Hotels and Restaurants in Paris With This App

Find English-Speaking Hotels and Restaurants in Paris With This App

Android/iOS: If you’re a tourist in Paris, you should learn as much French as you can and make an attempt to speak the language. But sometimes, a little respite is nice, and this free app helps you find it. “Yes I speak touriste” helps tourists in Paris find establishments that speak their native tongue.

Released by the city’s chamber of commerce, the app works for nine different languages: Arabic, German, American/British English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese/Brazilian and Russian.

You set your preferred language, and the app maps nearby hotels, restaurants, and other stores that speak that language. There’s no registration required.

The app is available for iPhone and Android devices, but you can also check out businesses for each of those nine languages on their website. If you’re planing a trip to Paris, give it a try at the link below.

Apple Store

Google Play

Find English-Speaking Hotels and Restaurants in Paris With This App

Find English-Speaking Hotels and Restaurants in Paris With This App

Android/iOS: If you’re a tourist in Paris, you should learn as much French as you can and make an attempt to speak the language. But sometimes, a little respite is nice, and this free app helps you find it. “Yes I speak touriste” helps tourists in Paris find establishments that speak their native tongue.

Released by the city’s chamber of commerce, the app works for nine different languages: Arabic, German, American/British English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese/Brazilian and Russian.

You set your preferred language, and the app maps nearby hotels, restaurants, and other stores that speak that language. There’s no registration required.

The app is available for iPhone and Android devices, but you can also check out businesses for each of those nine languages on their website. If you’re planing a trip to Paris, give it a try at the link below.

Apple Store

Google Play

Two French Ideas, Une Bonne, Une Mauvaise

Who likes quick pairs of France-related automotive ideas, one good, one bad? Everyone, that’s who! So, everyone, you’re in a French metric crapload of luck, because here’s some of what I just said, right there in the first sentence. Let’s see what we’ve got!

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