The Paris City Council approved a plan on Monday that will transform two miles of a highway along the scenic Seine River into a pedestrian-only zone.
Residents and visitors will soon have the ability to enjoy the calming views and intricate stone facades that line the riverside. The plan is part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s efforts to decrease the city’s pollution layoevels.
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The walkway will include portions of the road from the Tuileries Garden toward the Bastille neighborhood, including sections that are currently pedestrianized once a year in the summer for the city's Paris Plages event, which transforms locations across Paris into themed beach settings.