Paris to introduce 30kph speed limit on traffic by end of August

After August, only the main ring road surrounding Paris and major boulevards and arteries will allow speeds higher than 30 kilometres per hour, Green party deputy mayor in charge of transport David Belliard announced on Thursday.

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Paris will impose a speed limit of 30 kph (19 mph) on nearly all streets by late August in a bid to reduce accidents and noise pollution while "adapting" the city for the fight against climate change, it was announced on Thursday, reports Radio France Internationale.