More than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding the maintenance of pedestrian lanes in Paris, canceled last week by an administrative tribunal, and call to protest in March to support this measure dear to the mayor of the capital Anne Hidalgo
"Leave us the banks," asks the text published on the platform exchange.org, which had collected nearly 12,000 signatures Wednesday at midday, on the initiative of the association Respire.  The pedestrianization of the Georges Pompidou Way along the Seine right bank in the heart of the capital "is part of a great transformation of Paris to make it more friendly, more breathable and more modern," say the signatories. [19659002"Toreducethepollutionthatkillsthousandsofpeopleeveryyearwemustpersevereinthisdirectionandnotreintroducepollutingvehicles"addsthetext
The Administrative Court of Paris it canceled February 21 flagship measure of the mayor to fight against air pollution, passed and was the subject of a municipal by end of 2016. Anne Hidalgo announced in the wake that the city was going to appeal.
The petition also calls for a demonstration on Saturday, March 10 at 3:00 pm on the docks, like several associations of cyclists or environmental activists.
It is a question of saying, beyond the quarrels of parties that this measure goes in the direction of evidence and history. It's a change of society, "Thomas Kerting, a founding member of the Airpublica collective, told AFP that groups associations, researchers and companies working on air quality.
A dozen local entertainment venues gathered in the Group of Cultural Establishments of the Berges de la Seine also published a tribune in the cultural publication Trax Magazine to defend the pedestrianization which, in addition to the fight against pollution, "the banks of the Seine have become a place of conviviality incomparable for Parisians, day and night ".