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by Teachit
17th September 2015


French | Reading | Transport

Paris sans voiture? Quelle bonne idée!
27 September will be a 'car-free' day in Paris, and although this restriction will only apply to certain zones, it  will certainly make crossing the road in the French capital a lot less stressful. For A level students tackling the topic of transport and the environment, this research task could inspire some discussion.

Teaching ideas

The official website for this event, www., is the best place for students to start, with the homepage slider images giving a snapshot of what the capital will be like on this day. They can then head for the 'Notre projet' tab to find out more about the event. Some prompt questions below.

  • When was the idea for a car-free day in Paris suggested and who by?
  • Are any vehicles allowed at all?
  • What kind of events will take place on the streets?
  • What are the aims of the day (environmental and cultural)?
  • What is the vision for this event in future years?

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