PARIS: Car-Free Sundays

Paris Introduces Car-Free Sundays

People walk on the Champs-Elysees, September 27, 2015 as central Paris goes car-free on Sunday. The French capital's central arrondissements and areas around landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are free from car noise and exhaust fumes, allowing people to stroll, cycle or skate between 0900 GMT and 1600 GMT.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer   - RTX1SPIQ

People walk on the Champs-Elysees, September 27, 2015 as central Paris goes car-free on Sunday. The French capital’s central arrondissements and areas around landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are free from car noise and exhaust fumes, allowing people to stroll, cycle or skate between 0900 GMT and 1600 GMT. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer – RTX1SPIQ

Banning vehicles from parts of the city—including the Champs Elysées—is part of an ongoing effort to curb pollution.

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