First bikeshare, now this. Bertrand Delanoë is obviously a socialist tyrant:
The Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë (PS) Wednesday inaugurated the new space dedicated to the promenade and leisure created on the left bank of the Seine between the Pont de l’Alma and the Musée d’Orsay (seventh arrondissement).
The project, one of the most emblematic of the second term of the mayor, is also one of the most controversial: the area of 4.5 hectares, which includes sports facilities, gardens, dining areas and relaxation, was done by closing circulation Expressway on left bank 2.3 km.
Automobile associations and business groups, relayed by the Paris right and Rachida Dati, UMP mayor of the seventh arrondissement, denounced in unison the project as a source of congestion and pollution. The project was even blocked by the previous government, anxious to avoid hampering the economic dynamism of the metropolis.
The travel time of motorists from east to west was extended by seven minutes, in line with expectations, according to the City.
“I wanted a place to live, a place that respects one of the most beautiful places in the world, also part of the heritage of humanity, making it to life, especially for children, but not limited to all generations to all lovers of Paris, “said the mayor of Paris to the press.