With one eye firmly on a sustainable future, Winkworth International welcomes news of green policy-making for Paris, particularly when it tackles traffic congestion along with harmful fuel emissions.
The other eye meanwhile, is goggling somewhat at the prospect of a futuristic-looking, zero-emission, egg-shaped pod, floating above the water as it carries up to five passengers at a time across the River Seine. But if you think this sounds like something straight out of Back to the Future, the Sea-bubble could infact be a welcome addition to Paris's existing public transport system.
For anyone seeking property for sale in Paris, an alternative mode of travel - countering congestion and pollution - is well worth considering if you plan to live here permanently. And although we've said it before, it bears repeating that with numbered arrondissements spiralling out from the Louvre at its centre, this is an easy city to navigate on foot. So whether you decide to buy an exclusive duplex in the sixteenth arrondissement or an affordable parasite property in the tenth, you really can leave your car at home.
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Since taking office in 2014, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has been on a quest of sorts to make the City of Light greener, and she's been doing so by encouraging urban gardening, converting a riverside expressway into a pedestrian-only walkway, and more. Now, she's given the green light for an innovation that's more Jetsons-style futurism than standard eco-friendly city fare. Say hello to the Sea Bubble, an egg-shaped zero-emission vehicle that would float down the Seine shuttling passengers across the city—all while avoiding Paris's serious traffic problems.