A Day Without Cars

Over the last few weeks, between visitors, I started exploring some new programs and tools that seem like they might be useful professionally. It’s been a lot of fun to learn something that’s not French! Since I didn’t have an actual project to work on, I tasked myself with using Esri’s Story Maps tool to put together a short vignette about environmentalism in Paris: specifically, Paris’s car-free day, Journée Sans Voiture.

I have to say, I’m wheely proud of what I came up with, and I think it drives home some important points, so I wanted to share it here with you. And while I’m on a roll with the transportation puns, I’ll admit I’m yacht yet an expert, and I welcome any and all feedback.

In all seriousness—please pass along questions, comments, or suggestions!

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In a city of more than seven million people, you really notice the quiet when the cars disappear. Even in Paris – one of the densest cities in the world, which has nonetheless always seemed to me relatively calm for its size – the change is immediately apparent. …

Read the rest here.

2 thoughts on “A Day Without Cars

  1. Awesome job Claire. This is a terrific Storymaps application and conveys a lot of important information in a positive way. Well done!


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