Mass tourism in Paris spurs prohibition of buses from city centre

Published on : Wednesday, July 3, 2019

After getting complaints from residents Paris intends to ban all tourist buses from the city centre.


According to Emmanuel Gregoire, the French capital’s deputy mayor, the total anarchy of tourist buses in Paris should  be removed and buses were no longer welcomed in the very heart of the city.



The visitors coming to the City of lights will be further encouraged to use the metro and public transport system to walk or to cycle.


Tourists can avail environmentally friendly mobility options or take public transport as change was much needed.



Both hop-on and hop-off buses will be under the new legislation that ply between the major attractions and international tourists coaches. There will be new parking options introduced outside the city centre.


Guides should prepare their tours by bike or on foot and this move started after a crack-down on electric scooters in Paris in June.


Currently the number of e-scooters in the city estimated to be around 20,000 and Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced plans to cap the number. They will also slash the number of operators from 12 to three.


The speed will be limited to 12mph in most areas and 5mph in areas with large number of tourists on foot.

Paris is known to receive around 50 million visitors each year and France as a whole is the most visited country in the world.



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