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A car-free Paris: Nightmare or dream come true?

For Paris to remain a postcard city, must it become a "post-car" city? That’s what Mayor Anne Hidalgo thinks. She recently outlined her plan to crack down on pollution in the capital: she wants to ban petrol cars by 2030. As it is, traffic is a nightmare, causing many Parisians to ditch their vehicles for bicycles and public transport. So is a car-free capital the way to go?