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    France - Paris mayoral feud blocks street

    Paris mayoral feud blocks street


    The contradictory signs meant the road was quickly jammed with traffic

    There has been traffic chaos in two Paris suburbs after their feuding mayors declared the same busy road one-way, but in opposite directions.

    Patrick Balkany, the conservative mayor of Levallois-Perret, initially made the D909 one-way to reduce the amount of commuter traffic through his district.

    But Gilles Catoire, the Socialist mayor of neighbouring Clichy-la-Garenne, said this increased congestion in his area.

    He made his section of the road one-way in the opposite direction.

    With the contradictory road-signs in place, the unsurprising result was gridlock, prompting the deployment of municipal and national police to direct traffic away from the area.

    "What Clichy has done is not a long-term solution, but it is a response to a unilateral decision by the town of Levallois," Clichy's deputy mayor, Alain Fournier, was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

    But Mr Balkany insisted: "The mayor of Clichy has taken a position that is unreasonable and is hurting his own constituents."

    Thousands of motorists pass between the two suburbs each day on their way into and out of the French capital.


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    ^

    And people ask me why I decided to come to Asia ...

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    ^ A good change from the arab colony that France is now.

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    shouldn't this be in the Thai news section ?

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