25 min

The French Connectio‪n‬ The War on Cars

    • Society & Culture

Under the leadership of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Paris has transformed itself, turning streets that were once clogged with cars into places for people on bikes and on foot. In response to the pandemic, the city quickly installed “coronapistes,” temporary bike lanes designed to help Parisians move around safely. Sarah speaks with Deputy Mayor Christophe Najdovski who explains how Hidalgo’s political will and persistence have paid off.

Under the leadership of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Paris has transformed itself, turning streets that were once clogged with cars into places for people on bikes and on foot. In response to the pandemic, the city quickly installed “coronapistes,” temporary bike lanes designed to help Parisians move around safely. Sarah speaks with Deputy Mayor Christophe Najdovski who explains how Hidalgo’s political will and persistence have paid off.

25 min

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