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Paris bicycles will be allowed to run a red light

Time:2015-07-14 16:03:00 Source: Hujiang China Youth International

  Cyclists in Paris are to be allowed to ride through some red lights in a bid by the mayors office to get more people on their bikes.
  At several junctions there will be separate signals for cars and bikes, and while cars will be held by a red light, cyclists will be permitted to turn right or go straight ahead.

  In such scenarios, they would have to give way to pedestrians and other road users where necessary.
  The new road rules will be rolled out from the end of July, the mayors office said, adding in a statement that the new rules will "help improve the flow of cycle traffic".
  A survey was held in 2012 apparently proving that letting cyclists move more freely actually reduced the chances of accidents.
  Paris has been battling a smog problem for several years, and the mayor’s office is keen to get more people riding bikes.

  In December, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, said she wanted the city's historic centre to become "semi-pedestrianised" as she laid out a plan to tackle traffic and pollution in the French capital.
  Ms Hidalgo said the proposed scheme would start at weekends but could be "quickly" rolled out for the rest of the week.
  The mayor also said that the amount of cycle lanes would be "doubled by 2020" as part of a 100-million-euro bike development plan.

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