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Troubles again on the Boulevard Saint-Michel
Nearly 40 years after the student riots on the Boulevard Saint-Michel in paris, the boulevard is a dangerous area once again. This thime however, the problems have nothing to do with students, not even with riots. It's the traffic.
Two years ago, the city of Paris redesigned this main road from the Ile de la Cité along the Jardin du Luxembourg. Last year alone, 38 pedestrians got wounded in accidents. In a month time, two people were killed in traffic accidents. Cab drivers avoid the Boul' Saint-Mich'. Crossing the road is an attempted suicide. Shop owners (mostly in fashian or books) complain people are afraid to visit the boulevard.
Le Figaro warns the city council. If the council doesn't act fast, the dangerous situation will be an election item at the municipal elections in 18 months. Meanwhile, tourists should take extreme care when crossing the road. Or better: use the passages of an underground station to cross the boulevard.
Posted by Peter on november 22, 2006 at 07:01 AM
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Heb dit weekend idd kunnen constatern dat ze er rijden als gekken. En niet alleen op de Boul'Mich.
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