Place de l'Opéra
Contributed by Project for Public Spaces
A traffic-dominated circle that renders one of Paris's cultural and architectural landmarks much less accessible than it should be.
L'Opéra Garnier boasts an engaging exterior, but it is surrounded by raging traffic that prevents sustained enjoyment of its extravagant façades. Treating the base of this building with more respect for pedestrians could do wonders for its accessibility and greatly diversify the activity around it.