Four decades ago, French leaders wanted to remake Paris to suit the needs of the car.
But in recent years, Paris has been reclaiming its streets for life's rich pageant, not just motor traffic.
This Streetfilm (from the Livable Streets Network) offers a wonderful visual tour of Paris's traffic-calming efforts. You will need a flash plug-in to see it.
The whole archive of Streetfilms is well worth a good look.