Why Paris will be the first post-car metropolis

The city’s parking spaces will become bike or scooter paths, café terraces or playgrounds

An aerial view shows the Arc de Triomphe during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017 — JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

By Simon Kuper

In Lima next Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubber-stamp Paris as host of the 2024 Games. By the time the Games begin, Paris will be transformed. “Vehicles with combustion…

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