City of Nantes

Country: France

Located on the river Loire, close to the Atlantic Coast, the Nantes conurbation with its 24 municipalities and 550,000 inhabitants is the largest urban centre in western France. Nantes has a long-established integrated and sustainable transport policy with a focus on public transport and cycling and was the first French city to successfully reintroduce electric trams. Its ambitious transport policy has reduced air pollution, and a new climate plan aims to cut CO2 emissions by a quarter by 2020. Despite its demographic expansion, the city has witnessed a significant reduction in the use of private cars.

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