Anne Hidalgo has published a joint manifesto for Paris with green leader David Belliard.
Mayor since 2014, Socialist candidate Hidalgo won the first round of local elections in March and has since formed a partnership with the Green party.
Initial result for the second round on June 28th suggested she had easily won a second mandate.
Anne Hidalgo of Parti Socialiste has made a pact with Green leader David Belliard. Photo: AFP
Her first term saw her bring in plenty of environmental measures such as expanding cycle lanes and closing routes to cars and the new Green-partnered manifesto unsurprisingly continues this focus.
Here's what she and Belliard want for the next six years in Paris.
30km/h speed limit throughout the city
They propose to limit the speed throughout the capital to 30km/h (or 18 miles per hour), with only certain major routes like the Champs-Élysées, Boulevard Sébastopol or Boulevards des Maréchaux exempt and allowed a 50km/h speed limit.
For those who have spent much time sitting in traffic in Paris 30km/h might seem like a distant dream, but it does happen and it happens enough to seriously contribute to air pollution and noise pollution, the manifesto argues. Cutting it will help both these problems, they say.
The ringroad would be transformed under the manifesto proposals. Photo: AFP
Extra limits on the périphérique
Again for many of the drivers on the city's famously traffic-choked ringroad 50km/h might seem like a pipe dream.
At present the speed limit on the périphérique is 70km/h, lowered from 80km/h in 2014 and Hidalgo and Belliard want to lower this again to 50 km/h.
They also want to introduce a lane reserved for shared transport (public transport and car-shares) and that's just for starters.
The manifesto states: “We will transform the four-lane ring road into a peaceful urban boulevard: we will start by creating a lane reserved for shared transport (buses, shuttles, taxis, car-pooling) to gradually reduce the number of traffic lanes, give more space to nature, and make it possible to cross on foot or by bike.
“The objective is clear: to gradually erase this frontier of another age.”