On revolutionizing the way we get around Paris

Paris Plage is coming, July 20th. The city is closing a 4-km stretch of roadway along the Seine to cars, transforming it into a beach for a month, for the "millions of Parisians who don't go on vacation." Still the bobo's are complaining about the traffic, even though they'll be on the real plage somewhere.

Related: these quais were the site of an excellent high-speed chase scene in John Frankenheimer's old-school Ronin.
Juliet Binoche water-skiied through a giant "banks of the Seine" set, complete with a Pont Neuf, in LČos Carax' film Les Amants de Pont Neuf . Carax had a permit to shoot on the real Seine, but he took too long. He also recreated the fireworks display from France's 1989 bicentennial.
David Hudson (now of GreenCine) exposed the Euro Bobo as a faux Bobo.
So how to moving around quickly in Paris, then? There's always the Trottoir Roulant Rapide.

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