France has revealed a plan to cut the number of cars on the road in Paris in half. The recent rise in pollution has caused the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, to be obscured from view under a smoggy haze of pollution. The Mayor of Paris announced earlier this month that only vehicles with odd-numbered license plates will be permitted to drive on Monday. Other vehicles that will be permitted on the road include electric and hybrid vehicles and also any automobile that is transporting more than three individuals. Public transit will be completely free and so will the city’s electric car-sharing and bike sharing programs. Other cities in northern France are also greatly affected by high levels of air pollution and will be imposing similar restrictions.
Contributor: Johanna Hartman