OLD cars, motorcycles and lorries are to be banned from Paris under a plan to cut pollution that opponents claim is "anti-social, anti-suburban and anti-motorist".
Under proposals presented to the city council, Bertrand Delanoe, the Socialist mayor, intends to outlaw, by September 2014, the use of cars and utility vehicles more than 17 years old and lorries or buses more than 18 years old. Motorcycles built before 2004 will also be forbidden.
The "old banger" ban will apply to vehicles inside the A86 motorway surrounding Paris. (© Daily Telegraph, London)