The city of Lyon is to turn a section of a motorway that cuts through its centre into a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly boulevard to encourage sustainable mobility and cut pollution.

Lyon recently received state approval to decommission the A6-A7 motorway that runs through the centre and will begin a number of developments to help it reduce congestion in the city.

The new boulevard will be equipped with traffic lights and limit vehicle speeds to 50 km/h.