Please, forgive me for a long silence, due to the intensive practice of cycle-touring rides and some holidays, to the work, but also to my natural laziness... I take advantage of an article from the newspaper "Le Parisien", according to which the City Hall of Paris, within the framework of a new law on the administration decentralization, could have completely the hand regarding traffic, regarding urban planning, regarding speed limits, and so on.... It was not the case until now; the mayor had to obtain the approval of the prefect (of police) from Paris. It can seem to be only a detail, but this detail can considerably change the face of Parisian streets, the prefect still not agreeing with the mayor... It can be also an excellent thing for the Parisian cyclists, the will of the mayor of Paris being to give the priority to the soft circulations, to lower the level of pollution, to return safer streets. Here is the article:
Mais ce ne sera pas facile: la police donne l'exemple... /
But, maybe not so easy: police gives the good example...
Espérons malgré tout que cela donnera envie de se mettre en selle! /
Hoping it will finally make people want to get on the saddle!
Circulation douce! / Quiet through madness!
La Dame en Noir... / The Black Lady...
Quel homme! / What a man!
Circulation douce, mais tenue un peu lugubre! /
Quiet through madness part II but gloomy outfit!
La bicyclette pour repenser la ville! / The bicycle to rethink the town!