Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris and her goal of a green Paris
One of the women, leading worldwide the climate and environmental issues
- Quinta-feira, 08 de Março de 2018, 19:00h, Número de impressões
- Olya Georgieva
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, was elected in 2014. She is the first woman to hold the office. Another interesting fact about her is that she isn’t French. Major part of her development program is the improvement of the environment. In 2016, she introduced the “Paris Breathes” initiative, which includes a ban on entering certain parts of the city on any motor vehicle every first Sunday of the month. On that day, all electric buses, other electric vehicles, and the bike rental system are free. She has also proposed a ban on diesel motors in Paris streets, and has promised to have a 24/7 service for the Paris Métro.
She introduced the Vélib’ bike-hire scheme when just six cities in the C40 network had such a scheme. Today, 43 C40 cities have bike-share schemes. That represents hundreds of millions of bike journeys in cities each year, not generating any greenhouse-gas emissions.The infrastructure development plan also includes a 24-hour subway service, a ban on parking in certain areas and days, and the creation of new green areas. She’s also advocated for more pedestrian walkways and green spaces.