streets of Paris. Paris En Commun The 15-minute city will involve reshaping the Should she get reelected as Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo plans to turn the French capital into a myriad of neighborhoods where “you can find everything you need within 15 minutes from home.” But, preferably, not by car. Instead, the Socialist Party politician wants more Parisians to walk and cycle. Plans for the “city of fifteen minutes”—or, Ville Du Quart D’Heure —were unveiled on January 21 by Hidalgo’s reelection campaign, Paris En Commun . The plans, which aim to transform Paris into a people-friendly city, build on Hidalgo’s transport changes made during her current term of office, which has included removing space for cars and boosting space for cyclists and pedestrians. Hidalgo wants to carry out what she calls an “ecological transformation of the city,” aiming to clean the city’s air and improve the “daily life of Parisians.” Based on the “segmented city” ideas suggested by Carlos Moreno , a “smart city” professor at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, the “city of fifteen minutes” will include making key thoroughfares in Paris inaccessible to motor vehicles; turning currently traffic-choked intersections into pedestrian plazas, and creating “children […]


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