Climate & Environment

Move quickly to reduce number of cars on Dublin streets: Paris transport chief

The city’s deputy mayor says resistance is to be expected to new transport plans that target cars, but that urban spaces need to be reimagined for the 21st century

Christophe Najdovski, the deputy mayor of Paris: ‘The message I want to send is that it is possible to reshape a city and to become a cycling city. It is just a question of political will and vision. I would encourage Dublin to go faster in its efforts to become a cycling and pedestrian-friendly city’

Dublin can transform itself into a bike-friendly city with better public spaces by reclaiming road space from cars, the deputy mayor of Paris has told the Business Post.

Christophe Najdovski, a Green Party politician, oversaw transportation and mobility in the French capital from 2014 to 2020, and has since taken on responsibility for the city’s green spaces and biodiversity.

From 2014 he oversaw a transformation of Paris’s streetscape, with large swathes of road space reclaimed ...