In addition to burning less fossil fuel, the new regulation also aims to increase traffic safety and to be more pedestrian-friendly.
If it’s a dream to race through the streets of Paris at some point, it’s time to let that dream die.
Officials in the French capital have imposed a new, low speed limit for the City of Light. It will now be 30 kilometers, or 19 miles an hour.
The new regulation has a few goals. Traffic safety is one of them. And also, to be more pedestrian-friendly.
The slower someone goes, the less fossil fuel they're burning. The less fossil fuel being burned, the fewer greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
Not everybody is a fan of the new speed limit. Taxi and delivery-truck drivers say the move will cut into their bottom line. Others are in favor.
The new law goes into effect this week.