The world already accepts Paris to be the most beautiful city on Earth. Its romance, allure, and vibe are unmatched which brings us to the question- is there ever a need or scope for improvement in the perfection that is Paris? Apparently yes! The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has stated a $300 million plan to revamp one of the city’s most famous landmarks — the Champs-Elysées. This location is one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, accommodates eight lanes of traffic as it runs between the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde which means it certainly needs a major green transformation to make the most of this outstanding locale. The 1.2 mile long avenue will be transformed into an ‘extraordinary garden’, offering a place of experience by PCA-stream and is touted to be completed by 2024. Planning a trip to Paris, take a look at the gallery below to see what’s in store in the coming years:
As per the plan, several tunnels of trees will be created; traffic and cars will be reduced to half. Traffic choked roads will be converted into green areas dedicated to pedestrians.
The Champs-Élysées committee has been campaigning for a major redesign of the avenue and its surroundings since 2018 to restore the splendor of one of the greatest avenues of the world for the last 30 years.
The charming spot is currently looking extremely run down owing to pollution and traffic caused by an average of 3,000 cars an hour passing through. The Covid-19 crisis too made matters worse for the tourist spot by halting international tourism.
PCA-stream says, “The overall vision for the district located between the champs-Elysées roundabout and the Arc de Triomphe builds up the quality of use over a period of ten years through the reduction of nuisances (noise, heat, car traffic…) and improving comfort air quality, spaces given back to pedestrians.”