Vehicle space in the iconic thoroughfare will be reduced by half, tree tunnels planted to improve air quality, and roads turned into pedestrian and green spaces.
paris to transform champs-élysées into ‘extraordinary garden’ after 2024 summer olympics
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced a €250 million plan to convert the iconic Champs-Élysées avenue into a pedestrian-friendly public space. Revealed in an interview on Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Hidalgo said that the makeover will transform the entire thoroughfare into “an extraordinary garden” by 2030. Using a proposal drawn up by French studio PCA-Stream, this will be achieved by closing off half of the 1.9km (1.2mile) avenue’s eight-lane highway to traffic and introducing pockets of greenery, offering a place of experience and contemplation for Parisians and tourists alike.
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With urban living on the rise, many of us no longer have so much as a balcony to our names, let alone a lawn or a garden. But being an apartment dweller doesn't mean you can't liven up your living space with pretty plants. No matter where you live, and no matter how un-green your thumb, here are a few easy ways to bring the great outdoors inside.