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Paris: study shows pollution dropped after testing traffic restrictions


Back in March, the French government conducted a test and imposed for 24 hours traffic restrictions, with a study showing the measure aided in reducing hazardous emissions and lowered smog. According to Airparif, which monitors air quality, on March 17, when the partial ban was imposed caused a “quantifiable and visible impact,” reducing overall pollution. Air quality especially improved in the ...
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