The air pollution in Paris, France is the worst the worst its been since 2007, according to the European Environment Agency. A yellow murky cloud can be seen hovering above the city, so in order to combat the air pollution Paris and two other cities in the surrounding region are offering free public transportation for the next three day.
From Friday till Sunday all buses, subways, and trains will be free to ride throughout the Paris region, including the nearby cities of Caen and Rouen. The cities will also offer free bike-shares and electric car shares will be free for up to an hour.
The free public transportation will provide a nice break millions of French travelers, whether they are commuting to work or tourists exploring the historical city of Paris.
The recent rise in air pollution is due to the uncommonly warm days for this time of year and followed by cool nighttime temperatures, meteorologists say.
The Paris metropolitan area is relatively flat with a low altitude, the temperature in the city is influenced by oceanic winds and rains and occasionally continental. This normally presents a favorable atmospheric dispersion and leaching climate for air pollution from the city. However, this climate can be counterbalanced by a high density population and activities extremely high.
Paris is the capital of France is one of the most populated cities in Europe with more the 2 million inhabitants. Officials are hopeful that free public transportation will help to reduce the air pollution around the city.
French Offer Free Public Transportation In Paris To Cut Down on Air Pollution.