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France: 40-year campaign for eco-friendly transport

Green Marker France: 40-year campaign for eco-friendly transport

"Adapt the city to cars", by building urban highways: this was George Pompidou’s project, symbolised in late 1971 by the desire to create a highway on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. In opposition to this, Friends of the Earth believes that this worship of the car turns city streets into deathtraps for cyclists and causes real pollution affecting all the city’s inhabitants, who have to suffer the fumes and noise.

 

In 1977, during the local electoral campaign, Friends of the Earth France campaigned for the creation of an urban traffic plan in Paris that incorporated bicycle paths and required the provision of municipal bicycles.

 

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"Adapt the city to cars", by building urban highways: this was George Pompidou’s project, symbolised in late 1971 by the desire to create a highway on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. In opposition to this, Friends of the Earth believes that this worship of the car turns city streets into deathtraps for cyclists and causes real pollution affecting all the city’s inhabitants, who have to suffer the fumes and noise.

 

In 1977, during the local electoral campaign, Friends of the Earth France campaigned for the creation of an urban traffic plan in Paris that incorporated bicycle paths and required the provision of municipal bicycles.

 

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